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Boeing says 787 Dreamliner battery test flight went 'according to plan'

London, Mar 26 : Aerospace giant Boeing has said that a test flight to check the 787 Dreamliner's new battery system 'went according to plan'.


Boeing redesigned its battery after malfunctions on some planes led to the grounding of the entire 787 fleet.

According to the BBC, the company said that it would soon analyze the data and prepare for another test flight aimed at demonstrating the system to regulators.

The Dreamliner 787 is the first plane in the world to use the lithium-ion batteries, which are lighter, hold more power and recharge more quickly.

But incidents relating to battery malfunction earlier in 2013 raised concerns over its safety and led to the grounding of the fleet.

Boeing's plan to the aviation authorities includes improving the battery design to stop faults from occurring as well as enhancing the production, operating and testing processes.

--ANI (Posted on 26-03-2013)

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