FAA Backs Boeing’s Plan to Fix Batteries

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The Federal Aviation Administration approved Boeing’s plan to test its proposals to fix the battery problems that have grounded its 787 jets since mid-January, reports The State newspaper. The FAA could still demand changes in Boeing’s new battery design if problems develop in the tests, which will take weeks.  The decision marks a major step in Boeing’s efforts to get the jets back in the air. But it also could sharpen a debate among some safety experts over how certain Boeing and the FAA are that the changes will eliminate the risk of smoke or fire in the batteries. Read More.