The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has today approved Boeing’s certification plan for a redesigned battery system on the 787 Dreamliner.

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Two aircraft will soon be running test flights with a modified battery system designed to prevent a recurrence of the fires that have grounded the aircraft.

A press release from Boeing stated that “Successful completion of each step within the plan will result in the FAA’s approval to resume commercial 787 flights.”

The full text of the press release is available at: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=2619

Here at planefinder.net we’re looking forward to tracking these test flights live.

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