Boeing Completes Certification Testing for New 787 Battery System

      Boeing Completes Certification Testing for New 787 Battery System

PR Newswire

EVERETT, Wash., April 5, 2013

EVERETT, Wash., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) completed a 787
certification demonstration flight today on line number 86, a Boeing-owned
production airplane built for LOT Polish Airlines. Today's flight marks the
final certification test for the new battery system, completing the testing
required by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Today's flight departed from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. at 10:39 a.m.
Pacific with a crew of 11 onboard, including two representatives from the FAA.
The airplane flew for 1 hours and 49 minutes, landing back at Paine Field at
12:28 p.m. Pacific.

The crew reported that the certification demonstration plan was
straightforward and the flight was uneventful. The purpose of the flight was
to demonstrate that the new battery system performs as intended during normal
and non-normal flight conditions.

Boeing will now gather and analyze the data and submit the required materials
to the FAA. We expect to deliver all of the materials to the FAA in the coming
days. Once we deliver the materials we stand ready to reply to additional
requests and continue in dialog with the FAA to ensure we have met all of
their expectations.

Photos and video from today's flight have been posted in the 787 Media
Resource Room.

For more information about the 787, visit

Marc Birtel
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Media Relations
+1 425-266-5822


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