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Some postcards have arrived from inside the big ‘fridge’ or the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida of ZA003, the third numbered of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner test and certification fleet doing a cold soak test.

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These freeze frames are from a video that should be posted on www.newairplane.com shortly, and are all Boeing copyright images.

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The more usual procedure in cold soak tests, which is to do them in the ‘wild’ outdoors in high Arctic locations, is not available before the 787 is due to achieve full certification and begin deliverys to launch customer All Nippon Airways in November.

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