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Boeing 787 Dreamliner may fly again soon

Washington Post — Boeing’s revolutionary 787 airliner moved significantly closer to returning to service on Friday when the Federal Aviation Administration approved design modifications for a malfunctioning battery system that caused a worldwide grounding of the new planes. “These changes to the 787 battery will ensure the safety of the aircraft and its passengers,” Transportation […]

Insight: Will Dreamliner drama affect industry self-inspection?

Reuters — Eight years ago, U.S. regulators substantially increased their dependence on the aircraft industry to help keep flying safe. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it would no longer directly manage routine inspection of design and manufacturing. Instead, it would focus on overseeing a self-policing program executed by the manufacturers themselves through more than […]