Boeing says proposed 787 fix is long-term, not interim step

TOKYO Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:36pm EST

A Boeing 787 lands in Everett, Washington travelling with crew only from Fort Worth, Texas in front of a line of 787's nearing completion, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin P. Casey

A Boeing 787 lands in Everett, Washington travelling with crew only from Fort Worth, Texas in front of a line of 787's nearing completion, February 7, 2013.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Thursday that its proposed fix to its grounded 787 Dreamliner passenger jets takes into account the risk of a battery fire and overheating risks.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner told reporters after meeting Japan's Transport Minister Akihiro Ota the proposed solution was a long-term plan, not an interim fix.

(Reporting by James Topham and Mari Saito)

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