Boeing completes 787 Dreamliner jet test flight

Published: 10 June 2013
On Friday Boeing completed a test flight of its 787 Dreamliner jet, part of a regimen of tests aimed at certifying a reworked system to prevent fire or overheating of the plane's lithium-ion batteries.

The flight lasted about 1 hour and 50 minutes, landing at 12:28 pm Pacific Time (1928 GMT), according to Boeing.

Data from the flight, which had Federal Aviation Administration officials aboard, will be submitted to the FAA, which will decide whether to approve the plane for flight.

The 787 was grounded by regulators in January after batteries overheated on two planes
- Reuters
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