Boeing Receives FAA Approval Of Dreamliner Battery Fix

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

The Federal Aviation Administration today approved changes to the batteries of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, representing a crucial step toward the jet’s return to the skies. The FAA will be issuing instructions for making changes to the jets next week, and regulators across the globe are expected to follow the FAA’s lead.

Now Boeing can begin to implement changes to its fleet of 787s, which have been grounded since January.

Boeing, which has more than 14,000 employees in Hazelwood, has been losing an estimated $50 million per week during the grounding of the jets.

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