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A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet aircraft is surrounded by emergency vehicles while parked at a Terminal E gate at Logan International Airport in Boston on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, following a fire that started in one of the plane's lithium ion batteries. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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Transportation Secretary Raymond LaHood listens at left as Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Ray Conner speaks during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, to discuss a comprehensive review of Boeing 787 critical systems, including the design, manufacture and assembly. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday launched a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing's 787, the aircraft maker's newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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"[O]ur first order of business, obviously, is getting the 787 back into operation," Boeing's CEO and Chairman Jim McNerney told investors Wednesday after the company's newest model was grounded. "Dreamliner 787 production continues … and we remain confident in the future of the program." (Associated Press)

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"[O]ur first order of business, obviously, is getting the 787 back into operation," Boeing's CEO and Chairman Jim McNerney told investors Wednesday after the company's newest model was grounded. "Dreamliner 787 production continues … and we remain confident in the future of the program." (Associated Press)

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This Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, photo provided by the Japan Transport Safety Board shows the distorted main lithium-ion battery, left, and an undamaged auxiliary battery of the All Nippon Airways' Boeing 787 which made an emergency landing on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at Takamatsu airport in Takamatsu, western Japan. Japanese and U.S. investigators are conducting a probe of the maker of the lithium ion batteries used in Boeing’s 787 “Dreamliner.” (AP Photo/Japan Transport Safety Board)

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This Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, photo provided by the Japan Transport Safety Board shows the distorted main lithium-ion battery, left, and an undamaged auxiliary battery of the All Nippon Airways' Boeing 787 which made an emergency landing on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at Takamatsu airport in Takamatsu, western Japan. Japanese and U.S. investigators are conducting a probe of the maker of the lithium ion batteries used in Boeing’s 787 “Dreamliner.” (AP Photo/Japan Transport Safety Board)

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This Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, photo provided by the Japan Transport Safety Board shows the distorted main lithium-ion battery, left, and an undamaged auxiliary battery of the All Nippon Airways' Boeing 787 which made an emergency landing on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at Takamatsu airport in Takamatsu, western Japan. Japanese and U.S. investigators are conducting a probe of the maker of the lithium ion batteries used in Boeing’s 787 “Dreamliner.” (AP Photo/Japan Transport Safety Board)

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A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet aircraft is surrounded by emergency vehicles while parked at a Terminal E gate at Logan International Airport in Boston on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, following a fire that started in one of the plane's lithium ion batteries. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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Transportation Secretary Raymond LaHood listens at left as Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Ray Conner speaks during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, to discuss a comprehensive review of Boeing 787 critical systems, including the design, manufacture and assembly. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday launched a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing's 787, the aircraft maker's newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet aircraft is surrounded by emergency vehicles while parked at a Terminal E gate at Logan International Airport in Boston on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, following a fire that started in one of the plane's lithium ion batteries. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" jet aircraft is surrounded by emergency vehicles while parked at a Terminal E gate at Logan International Airport in Boston on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, following a fire that started in one of the plane's lithium ion batteries. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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A Boeing flag flutters as an Airbus A380 makes a demonstration flight at the 49th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris in 2011. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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A Boeing flag flutters as an Airbus A380 makes a demonstration flight at the 49th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris in 2011. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley boasted Tuesday that airplanes at Boeing’s new plant in her state are made by “6,000 nonunion employees.” (Associated Press)

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley boasted Tuesday that airplanes at Boeing’s new plant in her state are made by “6,000 nonunion employees.” (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Boeing CEO James McNerney, Jr. attends the first-ever State Department Global Business Conference on Feb. 21, 2012, at the State Department in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Boeing CEO James McNerney, Jr. attends the first-ever State Department Global Business Conference on Feb. 21, 2012, at the State Department in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama waves July 24, 2012, to supporters on his arrival at Boeing Field in Seattle. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama waves July 24, 2012, to supporters on his arrival at Boeing Field in Seattle. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama waves July 24, 2012, to supporters on his arrival at Boeing Field in Seattle. (Associated Press)