Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes flight in Japan
TOKYO — On Saturday, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner successfully completed a test flight for All Nippon Airlines (ANA). The flight from Tokyo International Airport carried ANA and Boeing executives, as well as flight test engineers. The airplane took off at 8:59 a.m. local time and landed at 10:54 a.m. The crew said the flight was uneventful and went according to plan.
In a statement released from Boeing, the airplane manufacturer said “with the successful completion of today’s flight, Boeing will continue to work closely with airline customers in Japan and other countries on Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) modification work to safely return additional 787s to flight in the coming weeks.”
Nearly 50 Dreamliners around the world have been grounded for more than three months after two incidents on jets operated by Japanese airlines called the battery system into question.
Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration cleared Boeing to make fixes to the battery system.
Also on Saturday, Ethiopian Airlines announced it will resume Boeing 787 Dreamliner service.