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Boeing Provides Details On 787 Battery Improvements

Working towards Resuming Flights

"We are following all of the necessary protocols to get our new design fully approved and properly installed so that we can help our customers start flying as soon as possible. We're simultaneously moving out on an effort to resume deliveries but completing our certification work and getting the delivered fleet flying again is our first priority," said Conner. "Our customers and their passengers have been incredibly patient as we have worked through this process and we thank them very sincerely for their continued support and confidence in the 787.

"The more-electric architecture of the 787 brings real value not just to the airlines but to our industry. By reducing fuel use, we are reducing our environmental footprint. This battery technology is an important part of the more-electric architecture, which is helping us to cut fuel use by more than 10 billion gallons of fuel over the life of this program.

"New technologies require extra attention and hard work, but the benefits are real."

Contacts:

Marc Birtel   ( Seattle)+1 206 390 4115 marc.r.birtel@boeing.com

Lori Gunter  ( Tokyo)+1 206 931 5919 loretta.m.gunter@boeing.com

Yvonne Leach ( Seattle)+1 206 854 5027 yvonne.l.leach@boeing.com



Additional background materials are available at http://www.boeing.com/787-media-resource/

SOURCE Boeing

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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