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Boeing is working with Japan Airlines to service a plane after maintenance workers found its battery smoking.
The Dreamliner maker plans to wrap the lithium-ion batteries in an electrical insulator to prevent heat exchange and cut holes in the battery enclosure to allow moisture to drain.
An interim report from the National Transportation Safety Board offers insight into the state of the battery in a Japan Airlines fire in January, but there's still more work to be done.
After onboard fires forced the FAA to ground the cutting-edge planes, there are now 50 Dreamliners sitting in 17 airports around the world awaiting the green light to fly again.
An MIT chemistry professor suggests that Boeing switch from lithium-ion batteries to the heavier but safer nickel metal-hydride technology, a process that could take a year.
Action comes after two Japanese carriers parked their 787s following a battery fire.
Prompted by a recent fire and other incidents, the Federal Aviation Administration is launching a comprehensive review of the new, high-tech Dreamliner.
An ANA Boeing 767 bounces around enough that the fuselage just in front of the wings bends like a yoga instructor's hips. An airline rep says the plane may never return to service.
Boeing's fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner finally carried passengers on its first commercial flight, which traveled from Tokyo to Hong Kong.
Continuing aftershocks, darkened shopfronts, and the radiation threat make life in the metropolis a dizzying experience.