Thanks for the Lift

The P-8A got an unusual boost to help with a key test

February 15, 2016 in Technology, Defense

The Boeing-made P-8A Poseidon got a nose lift, hoisted nearly five feet in the air at Boeing Field in Seattle, for a series of ground tests to help validate its ability to be refueled. The plan for a safe, efficient test came together thanks to many Boeing teams from around the company collaborating among themselves and the U.S. Navy customer. Watch this video to see how they planned and executed this innovative, round-the-clock, two-and-a-half-week operation.