Boeing is preparing to install a modified battery system for flight tests in a 787, hoping the FAA will approve its redesign plan by March 6 or earlier. However, even assuming the FAA's technical review team recommends that Administrator Michael Huerta give the go-ahead in the coming days, Boeing is steeling itself for a lengthy test and qualification period. Trial flights are likely to resume later this month, pending FAA approval, but regulators are emphasizing the need for ...

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