The Museum of Flight in Seattle received a free Boeing 787 Dreamliner from the manufacturer on Saturday. "By placing this airplane in the Puget Sound area, members of the Boeing team and their families will see it displayed locally, and it will hopefully inspire a new generation of aviation enthusiasts here in Washington state," said Ray Conner, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
All Nippon Airways completed its first test flight on Saturday of the Boeing 787 with a revamped battery system. The Japanese carrier completed a two-hour flight from Haneda Airport in Tokyo. "The flight went as planned, with absolutely no problems," said Shinichiro Ito, president and CEO of ANA.
Boeing completed the first test flight of its 787 Dreamliner with a retooled lithium-ion battery system on Monday. The flight, with six crew members aboard, lasted about two hours. "The crew reports that the flight went according to plan," said spokesman Marc Birtel.
Thomson Airways and Norwegian Air Shuttle have been informed by Boeing that deliveries of their 787 Dreamliner will be delayed. Separately, Boeing is expected to conduct test flights to study issues with the aircraft's lithium-ion battery.
Boeing Co. has completed testing all 92 main systems of the 787 in ground-based routines using generators and batteries to provide power. The so-called gauntlet tests, which simulate in-flight operations, were completed ahead of schedule, according to sources.