The Federal Aviation Administration, which grounded Boeing Dreamliners for three months because of concerns about the safety of its lithium ion batteries, today announced it has approved Boeings proposed solution to fix those battery problems.
Those new Boeing safety measures designed to prevent those batteries aboard 787 aircraft from overheating and to protect the plane and its passengers in the event those batteries malfunction.
Safety of the traveling public is our number one priority. These changes to the 787 battery will ensure the safety of the aircraft and its passengers, said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
The FAAs order, however, falls short of a blanket approval of returning those aircraft to flight immediately.
That order lifting the grounding and specific instructions from the FAA to Boeing and airlines about how to implement the fixes needed will likely come next week.