U.S. safety regulators are poised to approve within days a plan to allow Boeing Co to begin flight tests of the 787 Dreamliner with a fix for its volatile batteries, a critical step towards returning the grounded aircraft to service, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to sign off on a "certification plan" allowing Boeing to carry out the flight tests to determine if authorities can lift a flight ban that sent shockwaves around the airline industry seven weeks ago.
"You could see the 'cert plan' approved in the next few days," one of the sources said.
they didn't fix the problem............ putting a band aid on it............ fireproof box.......vent the fumes outside........ are you kidding me??????? .. what a joke. i wouldn't fly on that plane for at least a year. FAA is in bed with Boeing. Remember, two days before the grounding,, the head of the FAA said all was okay...........
They are not venting the fumes. But the energy. Big difference sir. And obviously you haven't been following this story but the older genius from MIT figured this out many a day ago. The lithium "columns" are too close to each other. Too much energy in too small of a space.