posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 05:02 PM
The final battery recertification test flight was completed using article 86 (LOT Airlines). The tests featured normal operations of the batteries,
as well as deliberate failure modes. Boeing has redesigned the case that holds the batteries to prevent smoke from entering the cabin, as well as
making changes to ensure they won't catch fire in the future. Now Boeing begins the process of turning the data in to the FAA and waiting for the FAA
to allow flights to start.
In Japan ANA has started selling tickets for flights starting around June 1, as well as started sending pilots back to the simulators to recertify
them for operations.
While the 787 has had many milestones, the one today is something we’ve all been waiting for. With Captain Heather Ross at the controls, 787
Line Number 86 for LOT Polish Airlines completed the final certification test for our new battery system with a 1 hour and 49 minute flight out of
The crew tells us the certification demonstration plan was straightforward and the flight was uneventful. The purpose of the test was to demonstrate
that the new battery system performs as we intended during normal and non-normal flight conditions.
edit on 4/5/2013 by Zaphod58 because: Because I apparently can't spell