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April 5, 2013

Boeing Completes Certification Testing for New 787 Battery System

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LOT's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner (SP-LRA) takes off from Everett, Washington. (Photo by Boeing)

Boeing overcame a major hurdle in getting the 787 Dreamliner back into commercial service on Friday, as they successfully preformed a certification demonstration flight in order to get the redesigned battery system approved.

“Today’s flight departed from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. at 10:39 a.m. Pacific with a crew of 11 onboard, including two representatives from the FAA. The airplane flew for 1 hours and 49 minutes, landing back at Paine Field at 12:28 p.m. Pacific,”said Boeing.

From here, Boeing will analyze the data gathered from today’s flight before submitting the information to the FAA. “Once we deliver the materials we stand ready to reply to additional requests and continue in dialog with the FAA to ensure we have met all of their expectations,” said Boeing.

The 787 Dreamliner has been grounded world-wide since the model encountered two separate battery malfunctions, one on a JAL aircraft in Boston, and another on an ANA aircraft in Japan.



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