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TOO SOON? Boeing: 787s Back in ‘Weeks’ Nam Y. Huh/AP

Boeing: 787s Back in ‘Weeks’

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.

March 14, 2013 11:34 PM