The FAA denies a report that it's close to allowing Boeing (BA) to conduct 787 test flights to...

|About: The Boeing Company (BA)|By:, SA News Editor

The FAA denies a report that it's close to allowing Boeing (BA) to conduct 787 test flights to assess design changes to the aircraft's lithium-ion batteries. The agency first wants to see the results of Boeing's lab tests on the modifications, while it's also carrying out its own evaluation. Efforts in the U.S. and Japan to understand the root cause of the 787's battery failures are being hampered by regulators' lack of expertise.