ZA005 Flight Test. Courtesy Boeing. Boeing has flown a test 787 aircraft, the first time a Dreamliner has taken to the air since the type was grounded by FAA because of concern about the safety of its lithium ion batteries. ZA005, Boeing’s fifth 787 flight test airplane, departed from Boeing Field midday Feb. 9 with a crew of 13 onboard – all Boeing pilots and flight test personnel. The flight lasted 2 hours and 19 minutes. FAA granted permission for the flight last ...

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