SEATTLE — Boeing appears confident it will deliver the first 787-9 to Air New Zealand on schedule at the end of June despite having to make a last-minute request to the FAA to approve the aircraft with exemptions for two components that currently do not meet airworthiness regulations. The appeal, lodged with the FAA on June 4, requests exemptions for the ram air turbine (RAT) and an altitude selector knob on the mode control panel (MCP). Boeing says a capacitor in the RAT is being ...

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