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Many tests before Boeing 787 flies again: FAA

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The senior US air safety official said Wednesday that even if his agency accepts Boeing's plan to fix batteries on its 787, the plane will need a slew of tests before it is allowed to fly again. 

Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta listens during a news conference at the Department of Transportation on August 2, 2012, in Washington. Huerta said Wednesday that even if his agency accepts Boeing's plan to fix batteries on its 787, the plane will need a slew of tests before it is allowed to fly again.

Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta was speaking after a report that Boeing might be able to make test flights as early as next week, but he seemed to suggest that the process might take time.

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