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Originally published October 4, 2010 at 4:02 PM | Page modified October 4, 2010 at 6:42 PM

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Sixth 787 test plane makes first flight

The sixth and final Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight test airplane had some maintenance trouble on its maiden flight from Paine Field Monday, and diverted to Boeing Field instead of flying on to Moses Lake as scheduled.

By Seattle Times business staff

The sixth and final Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight test airplane had some maintenance trouble on its maiden flight from Paine Field Monday, and diverted to Boeing Field instead of flying on to Moses Lake as scheduled.

The pilot decided to curtail the flight "as a precautionary note," said Boeing spokeswoman Yvonne Leach. The crew received a "maintenance message" during the flight, meaning that some warning flag was raised in the cockpit.

Leach declined to provide details; she said the flight was "still considered a success."

This Dreamliner is one of two test planes with GE engines; the other four are powered by Rolls-Royce engines.

It will perfom tests specific to certification of the GE-powered 787s, including flying for extended periods with one engine shut off and measuring the noise generated around airports on take-off and landing.

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