FAA Allowing Dreamliner Ferry Flight | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 11.26.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.26.14 **
** Airborne 11.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.24.14 **
** Airborne 11.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.21.14 **

Thu, Feb 07, 2013

FAA Allowing Dreamliner Ferry Flight

Not For Testing, Airplane To Be Repositioned From Fort Worth To Seattle

The FAA has approved a one-time ferry flight one of Boeing's Dreamliners, but no passengers will be on board.

The flight, which will reposition one of the airplanes from Boeing's paint facility in Fort Worth, TX back to Renton, WA today (Thursday) will be the first since all of the airplanes were grounded due to a series of incidents with the electrical system on the plane. The New York Times reports that the FAA has not yet given the go-ahead for test flights with the airplane to see if the issues with the batteries have been resolved.

NTSB chair Deborah Hersman plans to make a statement Thursday morning concerning the board's progress in the battery investigation. In a session with reporters Wednesday, Hersman said that the board is likely to examine the FAA's certification process for the lithium-ion batteries installed aboard the Dreamliner. She said that the investigation will likely go on for "several more weeks" before there is any definitive determination about why the batteries overheated, with one catching fire aboard a JAL Dreamliner as it sat at a gate at Boston Logan International Airport last month

After that cause is determined, it is expected that testing and approval of new systems for the Dreamliner could take months, as Boeing's engineers are reportedly working on several potential fixes for the problem.

(Top image courtesy Boeing, Lower image courtesy NTSB)

FMI: www.faa.gov, www.ntsb.gov, www.boeing.com


Advertisement

More News

Airborne 11.26.14: Island Air Scrooges Pilots, DC's NextGen, EAA On Stadium Flts

Also: F35C Pilots Build Time, A Sea Of Yellow Cubs, Lycoming's Dual Fuel Husky, CAP's Gold Medal, Boeing SC's First 787-9 This report could be called the story of the Grinch who st>[...]

AeroSports Update: What Is An LSA, And How Do I Know?

The Term Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) Is A Description Of An Aircraft, Not A Specific Type Of Aircraft Airworthiness Certification Anyone that holds a sport pilot certificate, or any>[...]

Airborne 11.26.14: Island Air Scrooges Pilots, DC's NextGen, EAA On Stadium Flts

Also: F35C Pilots Build Time, A Sea Of Yellow Cubs, Lycoming's Dual Fuel Husky, CAP's Gold Medal, Boeing SC's First 787-9 This report could be called the story of the Grinch who st>[...]

Aero-TV: SyberJet Update -- A Whole New Program

Fast and Agile -- The Latest Updates To The SyberJet Program Show Promise While at NBAA2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, visited with Mark Fairchild, the general man>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.27.14)

International Civil Aviation Organization The ICAO is a UN Specialized Agency,and a global forum for civil aviation.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC