RPT-INSIGHT-Boeing 787 battery woes put FAA approval under scrutiny

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By Alwyn Scott and Mari Saito SEATTLE/TOKYO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - In 2007, U.S. regulators cleared Boeing's use of a highly flammable battery in the 787 Dreamliner, deciding it was safe to let the lithium-ion battery burn out if it caught fire mid-air as long as the flames were contained, and smoke and fumes vented properly, according to documents reviewed by Reuters. Fire risk on planes has always been a major concern, especially given the amount ...

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