Tag Archives: 787

Boeing Wins Orders for Stretched 787

Wall Street Journal – Boeing Co. said Tuesday it had signed up the first five customers for a new stretched version of its 787 Dreamliner, a milestone in a marketing push it hopes will reignite sales of the aircraft after the current version was temporarily grounded this year. The orders it received for 102 of […]

Boeing 787 Dreamliner may fly again soon

Washington Post — Boeing’s revolutionary 787 airliner moved significantly closer to returning to service on Friday when the Federal Aviation Administration approved design modifications for a malfunctioning battery system that caused a worldwide grounding of the new planes. “These changes to the 787 battery will ensure the safety of the aircraft and its passengers,” Transportation […]

Boeing 787 takes to sky in first flight check

Reuters — 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,” […]

WSJ | Boeing Moves to Speed 787 Deliveries

The average Boeing Co. jetliner gets a few test flights after it leaves production before being delivered. But for each new 787 Dreamliner, Boeing has conducted as many as eight test flights—a time-consuming and expensive process for the already much-delayed jet. Now Boeing is starting to make progress at compressing that test-flight procedure, hoping to […]

Washington Post | Boeing begins final 787 testing and affirms plans to deliver in August or September

By The Associated Press Published: 27 June 2011 CHICAGO — Boeing Co. says its new 787 is beginning the final phase of flight testing and repeated that it should be ready for delivery in August or September. The final flight testing includes simulations of abnormal operations. It also tests long-range flying, including the 787’s ability […]