Boeing flies 787, again not for battery tests

For the second time this week, Boeing is put the 787 in the air Wednesday for testing unrelated to the jet’s redesigned battery system.

“This is a routine test flight designed to address some of the component reliability projects we have been working,” Marc Birtel, a Boeing spokesman, wrote in an emailed statement. “The battery certification demonstration flight will take place in the coming days.”

That’s similar to the company’s statement Monday, when the 787 flew to Moses Lake and back to Everett.

Boeing’s 787 has been grounded from commercial flight since Jan. 16 due to battery problems. The company has redesigned the battery but still needs to log a flight to test it for the Federal Aviation Administration.

You can see the 787’s route today on FlightAware. The 787 took off at 1:52 p.m., when local media were attending the grand opening of Boeing’s new jet delivery center at Paine Field, and landed at Paine Field st 5:15 p.m.

More in Herald Business Journal

Aerospace workers adjust to changing industry

The number of Boeing workers dropped almost 10 percent since last year.

Tom Hoban
Are millennials warming up to life in suburbia?

They dominate the apartment market and their wants need to be accounted for, says columnist Tom Hoban.

Camano artist mixes flask, paintings for successful cocktail

Art flasks prove popular as bachelorette gifts, birthday presents and wedding favors.

Fluke’s T6 Electrical Testers receives Innovation Awards honor

Fluke’s T6 Electrical Testers have received top honors in the Tools and… Continue reading

Everett volunteer named ‘community champion’ by Molina Healthcare

Everett’s Jorge Galindo was one of seven people across the state to… Continue reading

Cascade Valley Health to hold Festival of Trees in Arlington

Cascade Valley Health Foundation will be holding their fifth annual Festival of… Continue reading

7-Eleven program helped add 500 trees, shrubs to Everett park

Last month, 7-Eleven helped plant more than 500 trees and shrubs at… Continue reading

Pentagon inspector general praises secret $80 billion bomber

US Government Accountability Office in 2016 rejected a protest filed by Boeing-Lockheed Martin.

Everett’s Sentry Credit celebrates a quarter century in business

Sentry Credit Inc. in Everett is celebrating its 25th year in business.… Continue reading

Most Read