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Japan's airlines start replacing Dreamliner batteries

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Japan's two biggest airlines said on Monday they had begun replacing the powerpacks on their troubled Dreamliner aircraft after US aviation authorities' approved Boeing's battery fix proposal. 

This file photo, taken on January 16, 2013, shows an All Nippon Airways' (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner being towed at Tokyo's Haneda airport. Japan's two biggest airlines, ANA and JAL, have begun replacing the powerpacks on their troubled Dreamliners after US aviation authorities' approved Boeing's battery fix proposal.

All Nippon Airways, the next-generation aircraft's biggest operator, started installing the new battery system into five of its 17 Dreamliner planes at a handful of Japanese airports, a company spokesman said.

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