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Boeing 787 takes to sky in first flight check

The test flight aims at showing that plane's new lithium-ion battery system meets regulatory safety standards

Reuters  |  New York 

A Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner took to the sky on Monday in a test flight aimed at showing that the plane's new lithium-ion battery system meets regulatory safety standards, a key step in ending a two-month, worldwide grounding of the high-tech jet. Monday's roughly two-hour flight, which Boeing said “went according to plan,” lacked the crowds that cheered the 787's maiden journey in 2009. But if found successful, the test flight will allow Boeing to go ahead with a second flight test “in coming days” that would gather data to be submitted to the Federal ...

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First Published: Wed, March 27 2013. 00:40 IST
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