Boeing is providing more detail about its plans to improve the in-service reliability of the 787-8, some of which involves evaluations of revised software during ongoing flight tests of the stretched 787-9. Although the company acknowledges it still has much work in front of it to combat the “teething troubles” early in the 787’s service life with the electrical system, batteries, hydraulics, brakes, oxygen system and others, it says the chief focus is now on rationalizing the aircraft’s ...

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