787 Dreamliner

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Three books by Pacific Northwest authors have come to my attention this season that would please airplane aficionados of many persuasions. 

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing's damaged Dreamliner No. 2 is back in the air – but not for test flights.  It's not clear when the new jet's test flight program will resume or how long the latest 787 delay will end up being. 

But Boeing says the Dreamliner that was badly damaged by an in-flight fire in Texas three weeks ago took off from Laredo at 12:06 p.m. Pacific Time and was expected to land at Boeing Field at 4:18 this afternoon.  

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A toll plan for Highway 520 bridge, Four Loko aims for less loco, and 787's test planes come home.

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Nov 12, 2010
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787 Test Flight Fire "Significant"

The 787 test planes are grounded indefinitely until Boeing can figure out how a fire started during a Tuesday flight.  This morning, company officials said the fire caused "significant" damage to a power panel.