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Boeing 787 Test Flight Seeks to Answer Safety Questions

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at LAX
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A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at LAX

Boeing said it plans to make a test flight later on Friday with its 787 Dreamliner jet, aimed at returning the grounded plane to service after more than two months on the ground.

Boeing said the flight is scheduled to depart around 2 p.m. EDT and last about two hours. The time is subject to change, it said. The flight would gather data for the Federal Aviation Administration to help show that a new battery system on the plane is safe from the risk of fire or overheating.

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