Boeing is adamant that the modified 787 battery system nearing the end of certification testing in Seattle will allow the aircraft to return to unrestricted service, and says reports of a potential impact on extended range operations are “pure speculation.” A Reuters report, citing unnamed government officials, says the 787 could face a temporary loss of its extended twin-engine operations (ETOPS) approval, or a ‘roll-back’ to 180 min., because of the issues with the aircraft’s ...

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