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The Dreamliners could be flying again by May 2013, if the regulatory authorities give their approval for this proposed short-cut.

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Manufacturing Group February 20, 2013

Boeing is set to propose a short-term fix for batteries on its grounded 787 Dreamliner passenger jets, according to a report by the Seattle Times.

The U.S. plane manufacturer wants to put a titanium or steel box around the battery cells, and install high-pressure tubes to vent gases outside the aircraft in the wake of a fire.

Although Boeing is currently working to redesign the batteries, the process could last as long as nine months, which could significantly affect the sales of the variant.

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