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    FAA Approves Dreamliner Fixes

    A All Nippon Airways' (ANA) Boeing 787 dreamliner is pulled by a towing tractor at Tokyo's Haneda airport on January 16, 2013 after a ANA Dreamliner passenger plane made an emergency landing in western Japan after smoke was reportedly seen inside the cockpit.  Japan's two biggest airlines on January 16 grounded all their Dreamliners in the most serious blow yet to Boeing's troubled next-generation model after an ANA flight was forced into an emergency landing.   AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO        (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Would you fly in one? On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration approved Boeing's request to upgrade the problematic batteries on the company's 787 Dreamliners. Boeing had to ground the entire fleet of jets last month after a battery in one of the planes caught fire. The batteries will be put in fire-resistant box and vent smoke from overheating to outside the aircraft. “We won’t allow the plane to return to service unless we’re satisfied that the new design ensures the safety of the aircraft and its passengers,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.

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