United Airlines puts 787s in schedule for May 31

United Airlines puts 787s in schedule for May 31

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A grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet operated by United Airlines is parked at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded all U.S.-registered Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets for the repair of batteries believed to be linked to a fire risk following a number of related 787 aircraft incidents this month.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 1:31 PM

CHICAGO  -- United Airlines is putting its grounded Boeing 787 back in the flight schedule, even though the plane is still grounded by government authorities.

United acknowledged on Monday that the plane is in its schedule starting May 31. Travel website Jaunted.com noted a 787 flight from Houston to Denver that day.

United Continental Holdings Inc. spokeswoman Christen David says the airline will make more schedule changes as it gets a better idea of when the plane will be cleared to fly. It's planning to resume international 787 flying June 10, from Denver to Tokyo.

Boeing Co. has proposed a fix for the 787's smoldering batteries, but it needs approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. The fix will then have to be installed on each plane. United owns six 787s.


 

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