In April, a fully-loaded 747-8 Freighter tested an aborted takeoff on a California runway. The rejected takeoff or maximum brake energy test is one of the most dramatic for a new airplane; it's a worst-case, live test done with brakes that are deliberately worn down to the studs. http://www.boeing.com/Features/2011/05/bca_747-8_RTO_05_04_11.html http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20060716-71.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=254...
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