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FAA approves Boeing tests of battery fix

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US air-safety regulators on Tuesday approved Boeing's plan to fix 787 batteries for testing, a major step forward to get the planes, grounded worldwide, flying again. 

Members of an NTSB investigation team examine pieces of damaged electrode coils from a battery cell that resulted in a fire aboard a Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane in Washington, DC, January 24, 2013. US air-safety regulators on Tuesday approved Boeing's plan to fix 787 batteries for testing, a major step forward to get the planes, grounded worldwide, flying again.

"The Federal Aviation Administration today approved the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company's certification plan for the redesigned 787 battery system... and the company's plan to demonstrate that the system will meet FAA requirements," the agency said in a statement.

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