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787 Dreamliners grounded, but batteries can fly

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In this May 7, 2012, file photo, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at Ronald Reagan National Airport as part of a worldwide "Dream Tour" in Washington. While Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners are grounded, the batteries causing airliner’s troubles can still fly.  AP/EVAN VUCCI

At the same time the US government certified Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners as safe, federal rules barred the type of batteries used to power the airliner’s electrical systems from being carried as cargo on passenger planes because of the fire risk.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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