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Boeing 787 to return to skies for test flight today

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Boeing writes: "We have just filed a flight plan to conduct a 787 functional check flight today on Line number 86, a Boeing-owned production airplane built for LOT Polish Airlines." (flightaware.com) More...

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CurtisWhite
Curtis White 2
Assembled in the USA; made in the world.
yyzap1
I actually booked a LOT flight for April 29 WAWJFK
Does anyone have an opinion about will it be in online in scheduled service by then or not?
Pileits
Pileits 3
Good, now get them ALL flying again. It's good for America and Boeing too!
Moviela
Ric Wernicke 3
I just love that "new plane" smell.....
Muliba
Good news.
TonyRC
TonyRC 1
Excellent!
giampaolo42
mi sembra opportuno che un aereo come questo torni a volare .
jjsifo
GREAT! hope everything works out.
sifontes
Jose Sifontes 1
GREAT! hope everything works out.
usamuseumnp
Nathan Pardo 1
lets get these Jets back on line
dbaker
Daniel Baker 1
Boeing's full statement:

We have just filed a flight plan to conduct a 787 functional check flight today on Line number 86, a Boeing-owned production airplane built for LOT Polish Airlines.

The flight plan (which is always subject to change) can be viewed via FlightAware, which can also be used to track the airplane’s route, location and progress throughout the flight, at this link: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE272

The flight is a normal Boeing production check flight intended to validate that all systems function as designed. During a functional check flight, crews cycle the landing gear and operate all the backup systems, in addition to performing electrical system checks from the flight profile. Across airplane programs, more than 600 functional check flights were completed in 2012.

Following the completion of the functional check flight, we will analyze the data from the flight and prepare for certification ground and flight demonstration in the coming days. The plan is to conduct one certification demonstration flight. That flight, which will take plan on Line 86, will demonstrate that the new battery system performs as intended during flight conditions.

The flight will take off and land at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The flight is currently scheduled to depart at approx. 11:00 am Pacific time, but is subject to change. The flight is expected to be approximately 2 hours in length.
dbaker
Daniel Baker 0
Everett, Wash., March 25, 2013 – Boeing completed a 787 functional check flight today on Line number 86, a Boeing-owned production airplane built for LOT Polish Airlines. The airplane departed from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. at 12:11 p.m. Pacific with a crew of 6 onboard – two Boeing pilots, two instrumentation engineers, one systems operator and one flight analyst. The airplane flew for 2 hours and 9 minutes, landing back at Paine Field at 2:20 p.m. Pacific. The crew reports that the flight went according to plan.

Today’s flight was a normal Boeing production check flight intended to validate that all systems function as designed. During the functional check flight, crews cycled the landing gear and operated all the backup systems, in addition to performing electrical system checks from the flight profile. More than 600 of these functional check flights were completed in 2012 across Boeing commercial airplane programs.

With the completion of today’s functional check flight, we will analyze the data from the flight and begin preparations for certification ground and flight demonstration in the coming days. The plan is to conduct one certification demonstration flight. That flight, which will also take place on Line 86, will demonstrate that the new battery system performs as intended during flight conditions.

As a matter of long-standing practice, we do not provide flight or specific test schedules in advance of flight plans being filed.

Takeoff photos from today’s flight have been posted here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theboeingcompany/sets/72157633086587399. Landing photos will also be posted on the Boeing Flickr page as soon as they are available.
aeroplanepics0112
Cole Goldberg 1
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Boeing says 787 test flight 'went to plan'

Boeing has said that a test flight to check the 787 Dreamliner's new battery system "went according to plan".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21932955
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
I happened to be in the right place at the right time and saw that baby departing the Seattle area. Goose bumps!
akayemm
I wish good luck to all prospective travelers of B 787 !
truckernurse
Pamela Steele 0
And that's a wrap...
wernerrav4
That is good news,let's hope they can fly all again really soon,love this bird that's for sure

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