9 Feb 2013

Dreamliner test flights

6:33 am on 9 February 2013

The US Federal Aviation Administration has allowed Boeing to carry out test flights of 787 Dreamliner planes.

The entire fleet of 787s was grounded last month after a battery on one plane caught fire. A malfunction forced another to make an emergency landing.

Regulators and Boeing have been investigating what caused the incidents.

The FAA said the test flights will help collect data about battery performance "while the aircraft is airborne".