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Safety Breaking News: Japan to Let Carriers Remove 787 Emergency Beacons

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Aviation regulators will allow Boeing 787 Dreamliners to operate in Japan without locator beacons which have been identified by British investigators as a likely source of a fire on board one of the aircraft in London. Boeing Co said emergency beacons made by Honeywell International can be simply removed from the Boeing 787 in about an hour, after UK authorities investigating a 787 fire in London, recommended de-activating the devices. Michael Huerta, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration, defended the "NextGen" program to modernize flight control systems, telling a government subcommittee the effort has made progress despite delays and is "designed to be flexible."

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