Boeing to offer fix for battery issues

Boeing to offer fix for battery issues

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US-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing is all set to proceed with repairs to batteries of its 787 Dreamliner jets, which have now been grounded. After the replacement, there are possibilities that the company can have the airplanes flying again within two months.

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Media reports claim that Boeing has narrowed down the ways in which the lithium-ion batteries could fail. Moreover, they can be safe to use after making certain changes like adding insulation between the battery cells. Raymong Corner, the Boeing commercial airplane division, has planned to unveil its plans in a meeting on February 22, 2013, with Michael Huerta, who is the head  Federal Aviation Minister.

However, it is unlikely the Huerta would immediately approve the changes and the meeting is set to launch a high level discussion in terms of standards being implemented by the airline. The newspapers said that Boeing must meet in order to have a look at its planes back in flight. According to Federal Officials, the aircraft could be back in the air by the month of April 2013.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft had faced a number of issues in recent times which had sparked multiple probes across the globe and had resulted in the grounded of the entire fleet.