Reports were out today that the Federal Aviation Administration was close to approving test flights of Boeing’s Dreamliner, but the FAA is now calling those “completely inaccurate.”
Last week, Boeing presented proposed changes to the FAA and several outlets reported today that the FAA was to start flight testing as early as next week.
After a flurry of lithium-ion battery problems and emergency landings in Japan, the Federal Aviation Administration last month ordered all U.S.-based airlines to ground Boeing 787 Dreamliners until it’s proven that the batteries are safe and in compliance. As internal flight testing continues, Boeing has set up new website to help you better understand what exactly is going on with the 787 Dreamliner fiasco.
There are articles, videos and infographics that help explain the battery and electrical systems of the Dreamliner. Boeing also has a “Latest Statements” section with the most recent announcements pertaining to the 787 situation.
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