Boeing Resumes Test Flights Of 787s

NEW YORK (AP) — Boeing is resuming fight tests of its 787 jet six weeks after tests were suspended because of an in-flight electrical fire in the plane's power distribution system.

Some parts for the 787 are being manufactured by Spirit AeroSystems Inc. in Tulsa.

The company says Thursday's resumption comes after it installed an updated, interim version of software that controls the system in the first of six flight test airplanes that will return to flight.

Boeing had hoped to deliver its first 787, which it calls the Dreamliner, to Japan's All Nippon Airways around February until flight tests were halted. That's nearly three years after Boeing had planned to deliver its first plane.