29 May 2014
The FAA has cleared the Boeing 787 to make transoceanic trips up to 5 1/2 hours away from the nearest emergency landing site. This puts the FAA in opposition to the NTSB, which is still looking into the plane’s 2013 battery fire and has criticized the FAA for its certification practices. The Boeing 787 and 777 are currently the only twin-engine planes with this type of approval, although Airbus wants the A350 to have it as well. (Image Credit: Boeing)
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