first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=ada84479″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Speculation is rife that the long-delayed Boeing Dreamliner could fly before Christmas following the completion of a wing test which the jet had previously failed.The completion of the test was confirmed by Boeing in a statement, which said it would take 10 days to do a full analysis of the results.According to the Seattle Times, engineers found that the composite fibres in the wing did not delaminate when it was bent passed “limit load”, the same point as in the previous test.“Limit load” is also the maximum load the wing is expected to bear in service. The wings will be bent further next year, passing “ultimate load” in order to gain approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly passengers.However, engineers still have not given the official okay, and the current target date for the first flight on December 22 hinges on the success of the wing test.But if all goes well and the Dreamliner wings are able to be filled with jet fuel for initial engine runs and system tests and proceed to taxi tests, it will be in the air by Christmas. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.Llast_img