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Boeing Dreamliner Restarts Deliveries

May 14, 2013

Beoing is putting the battery nightmare of its Dreamliner behind it.

The US aerospace giant resumed deliveries Tuesday of its next-generation jetliner after the Dreamliner was grounded in January following overheating problems in the planes' battery packs.

Boeing said that the deliveries recommenced with the take-off of a jet from its production factory in Everett, Wash. The jet would fly to Japan to be re-introduced to the All Nippon Airways fleet.

The company said that despite the delays caused by the overheating batteries, the company had stepped up production and was still on course to complete all its promised deliveries this year.

"The health of our 787 factories in Everett and North Charleston has never been better or more efficient," Randy Tinseth, vice president for marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said in a blog posting.

Tinseth added that "despite the disruption in deliveries over the past several months, we still expect to deliver all the 787s we originally planned to by the end of the year. We once again thank our customers for their patience and confidence as we begin delivering on our commitments."

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Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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