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Boeing seeks permission for Dreamliner test flights

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Boeing asked US aviation authorities to let them carry out 787 Dreamliner test flights after the planes were grounded worldwide following a fire risk linked to the plane's lithium batteries. 

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner sits on the assembly line June 13, 2012 at the Boeing Factory in Everett, Washington. Boeing asked US aviation authorities Monday to let them carry out 787 Dreamliner test flights after the planes were grounded worldwide following a fire risk linked to the plane's lithium batteries.

US and Japanese regulators grounded all Boeing 787 Dreamliners in mid-January until the problem can been resolved. Airlines around the world quickly followed.

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