CHICAGO Feb 9 Boeing Co said it will
conduct a test flight of its grounded 787 Dreamliner on Saturday
to collect more data on potential faults in the aircraft's
The 50 Dreamliners in commercial service were grounded
worldwide on Jan. 16, after a series of battery related
incidents, including a fire on board a parked 787 in Boston's
Logan Airport and an in-flight problem on another plane in
The groundings have cost airlines tens of millions of
dollars, with no solution yet in sight.
The test flight on ZA005, a Boeing 787 test plane, was
scheduled to operate out of Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington.
The flight was scheduled to depart at about 12:45 p.m. Pacific
time (3:45 ET) but that is subject to change, the company said.
The flight plan can be viewed at:
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday it
would allow 787 test flights, under more stringent rules, to
monitor the batteries in flight.