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Boeing sees 'good progress' in Dreamliners probe

Published on Jan 31, 2013 12:29 AM

NEW YORK (AFP) - Boeing chief executive Jim McNerney said Wednesday "good progress" was being made in the international investigation of battery incidents that have all 787 Dreamliners grounded worldwide.

"We do believe good progress is being made in narrowing the cause of these events," McNerney said in an earnings conference call with analysts.

McNerney reiterated that Boeing was "deeply sorry" about the impact on airlines after battery incidents caused aviation regulators around the world to take all 50 787s flying out of service in mid-January.

"Our first order of business for 2013 is to resolve the battery issue on the 787 and return the airplanes safely to service with our customers," McNerney said in an earnings statement.

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