Aviation technology advances; FAA tries to keep up

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Bloomberg News reported that Boeing has tried to persuade the FAA to end the groundings by proposing a variety of inspections and having pilots monitor electronic signals from the batteries to prevent fires. The FAA has been reluctant to approve those steps without a clear idea of what caused the defects and how they can be prevented.

• Associated Press writers Joshua Freed in Minneapolis and Joan Lowy in Washington contributed to this article.

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