Entire Test Fleet of 787s Back in the Sky

FlightGlobal is reporting that all six of Boeing’s 787 test aircraft are flying again after the last of the planes, aircraft three, took off from Boeing Field on January 29th.

Boeing’s fleet was grounded back in November after a fire broke out on-board one of the test planes causing the company to suspend testing until the electrical issues behind the fire were sorted out. Boeing resumed internal test flights in December and re-started FAA certification testing on January 17th.

The news comes as Boeing scrambles to finish certification and begin deliveries of the 787 by the end of the third quarter under growing pressure from airlines to not let the plane be delayed again for what would be the eighth time in just over three years.

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