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Boeing Says It Can Install A Better Battery


The Boeing Co. unveiled what executives called a "proposed permanent solution to the 787 battery issue" Thursday  night. The company’s 787 fleet has been grounded for two months because of safety concerns over the plane’s lithium-ion batteries. Two batteries in the fleet’s first 50 planes have had smoke and fire incidents.

The briefing was held in Japan. People all around the world were watching, including KUOW’s Carolyn Adolph. She watched the events unfold with two engineers asking big questions about Boeing’s batteries.  

Watch a replay of the briefing.