On 1 February the Flight Test Group Evening Lecture was given by Captain Frank Santoni - Chief Test Pilot, Commercial Airplanes, Boeing on the 787 and 747-8. A former naval aviator, Captain Santoni now heads the civil aircraft test pilot group at Boeing and, as was described in his introduction during the lecture, "is rated to fly anything with a 7 on the end of it." We took the opportunity to ask Captain Santoni about the 787 test schedule, his day-to-day job and the challenges of glass cockpit airliners.

Listen to the full lecture from Captain Frank Santoni at Royal Aeronautical Society – click here

Tim Robinson
11 February 2011