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Boeing 787 Problems May Be Fixed Soon

NPR
Monday, April 22, 2013

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Engineers are beginning to repair some of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner planes. They're installing new batteries — ones that hopefully don't overheat. In other business news, the solar energy firm Power-One Inc.has been sold to the Swiss industrial group ABB.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news begins with better batteries.

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GREENE: Engineers are starting to repair some of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner planes today. They are installing new batteries - ones that hopefully don't overheat.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

All 787 Dreamliners were grounded in January - you may recall - after a lithium ion battery caught fire and another was found smoking. The engineers were installing reinforced batteries on a 17-plane fleet of Japan's All Nippon Airways. Now before the planes can carry customers again, ANA plans hundreds of test flights.

Boeing estimates it has lost $600 million because of the battery failures. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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