Boeing conducted a successful test flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with its new upgraded battery system. With this test, it’s completed the required schedule of tests required for FAA certification.
The battery system that the FAA certified last time around caught fire on the tarmac at Boston Logan International Airport back in January. The planes have been grounded since then. It turns out, the new lithium-Ion battery system Boeing developed for the plane was never fully tested, but last month Boeing announced its plans to fix the battery system, and not surprisingly there hasn’t been a bump in the road since. The FAA will presumably rubber stamp the plane for flight now — let’s hope the redesign is a blazing success. [Boeing]