Boeing Completes 787 Battery Certification Testing

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Aircraft manufacturer Boeing completed a 787 certification demonstration flight on Friday (April 5) on line number 86, a production aircraft built for LOT Polish Airlines.  The flight marked the final certification test for the new battery system, as required by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Departing Paine Field in Everett, Washington, at 10:39am with a crew of 11 on board, including two FAA representatives, the aircraft flew for one hour and 49 minutes, landing back at Paine Field at 12:28pm.

The crew reported that the certification demonstration plan was straightforward and the flight was uneventful.  The purpose of the flight was to show that the new battery system performs as intended during normal and non-normal flight conditions.

Boeing will now gather and analyse the data and submit the required materials to the FAA over the coming days.  A statement from the company said:  “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.

 

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