2/7/2013
Boeing's grounded 787 Dreamliner will fly today for the first time in three weeks after U.S. officials approved a one-time permit to ferry a plane from Texas to Washington state. The FAA said in a statement that the only people aboard will be those needed for operation, and that the plane must fly directly to Boeing's plant in Everett, just north of Seattle, from Fort Worth. The FAA also said the crew will have to perform a number of inspections to verify that the batteries and cables show no signs of damage and will also be required to check for specific status messages that could indicate problems, both before and during the flight, and will have to land immediately if one occurs. (Image Credit: Boeing)
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