The FAA's go-ahead on battery system improvements for the 787 Dreamliner clears the way for...

|By:, SA News Editor

The FAA's go-ahead on battery system improvements for the 787 Dreamliner clears the way for Boeing (BA +2.2%) to install the approved modifications, leading to a return to service and resumption of new production deliveries. The improved battery system includes design changes to both prevent and isolate a fault should it occur, including a new steel enclosure system designed to keep any level of battery overheating from affecting the airplane. BA reiterates once again that it expects that the battery issue to have no significant impact on its FY13 financial guidance.