A Boeing 787 completed a two-hour flight on Monday in the first test of the troubled airliner’s redesigned lithium battery system.
The Dreamliner departed Everett, Washington, just after noon local time and flew along the Pacific coast into Oregon before returning to land at Paine Field. Afterward Boeing said the flight went “according to plan.”
The FAA grounded the Boeing 787 on January 16 after two fires in the Dreamliner's lithium batteries. The Dreamliner used for the Monday test flight is an undelivered Boeing-owned model built for LOT Polish Airlines.