Boeing: 787s Back in ‘Weeks’

    A United Airlines 787 Dreamliner receives a ceremonial wash as it arrives at O'Hare international Airport in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, from Houston, after making United's inaugural 787 revenue flight. The aircraft is touted to be much more fuel efficient than any other similar plane and has a host of passenger amenities, such as larger windows, special lighting and filtered air. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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    This is supposed to be comforting? Boeing said Friday that it will resume commercial 787 flights in “weeks, not months”—although the company said it had not yet pinpointed what caused the aircraft’s battery to fail. About a third of the safety tests have been completed, and Boeing chief project engineer Michael Sinnett said the new design has measures to contain fires from spreading if the battery overheats or there is a fire.

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