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Boeing Proposes 787 Battery Redesign – WSJ.com

February 6, 2013

Boeing Proposes 787 Battery Redesign - WSJ.com

Any changes would require approval from U.S. and Japanese regulators now investigating two incidents last month in which the batteries burned on 787s owned by Japanese airlines. It is not yet clear whether officials would accept a long-term fix that doesn’t address the root cause of those incidents. In their discussions with Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration officials have stressed that interim fixes must improve warning time when batteries malfunction and more-effectively mitigate the dangers of any part of the system going haywire, according to people familiar with the discussions.

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