Boeing flies Dreamliner 787 from Texas to Washington state without incident
ASSOCIATED PRESS February 7, 2013 3:56PM
A Boeing 787 jet lands Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Paine Field in Everett, Wash., following a flight from Texas. The Federal Aviation Administration gave Boeing permission to relocate the plane, which was at Meacham Airport for painting when the planes were grounded last month by battery problems. Although the battery was being closely monitored, the flight was just to relocate the plane and the FAA is still considering a separate Boeing request for 787 test flights. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
EVERETT, Wash. — Boeing says the pilots who flew a 787 from Texas to Everett Thursday monitored the battery status and indicated the flight was uneventful.
The 787 landed routinely just before 11 a.m. at Paine Field, near the factory where it was assembled.
The plane was flown from Meacham Field at Fort Worth where it was painted in the colors of the airline customer, China Southern.
The Federal Aviation Administration gave the company permission to relocate the plane. Other 787s have been grounded since last month by battery problems.
The Federal Aviation Administration is still considering a separate Boeing request for 787 test flights.