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Mar 18, 2013
Mar 18, 2013

Boeing puts 787 battery through tough tests it once avoided

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, March 18 (Reuters) – To get its 787
Dreamliner flying again, Boeing Co is testing the plane’s
volatile battery system to a rigorous standard that the company
itself helped develop — but that it never used on the jet.

Boeing’s decision has thrust an arcane standard known as
RTCA to the center of the debate over whether Boeing and the
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) were rigorous enough
when they originally set standards for the 787 battery system in
October 2007. The debate could have broad implications for the
future use of lithium-ion batteries on aircraft.

Mar 14, 2013
Mar 14, 2013

Insight: For U.S. high court, California justices wrote prologue on gay marriage

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Looking for clues about the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court vote on gay marriage? Check out California’s past.

Five years ago, the California high court was divided along similar lines as the U.S. court is today: a single justice was considered the likely swing vote on the constitutionality of gay marriage.

Mar 5, 2013

FAA faces obstacles in approving Boeing Dreamliner fix

NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters) – Boeing said this week it can
move “really fast” to get its 787 Dreamliner back into the skies
once regulators approve a fix for burning batteries on board the
plane.

Regulators may not move so quickly.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, which grounded
Boeing’s high-tech jet nearly seven weeks ago, faces unusually
tough obstacles in approving it for flight – one of them brought
on by the agency’s own boss.

Mar 5, 2013

Analysis: FAA faces obstacles in approving Boeing Dreamliner fix

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Boeing said this week it can move “really fast” to get its 787 Dreamliner back into the skies once regulators approve a fix for burning batteries on board the plane.

Regulators may not move so quickly.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, which grounded Boeing’s high-tech jet nearly seven weeks ago, faces unusually tough obstacles in approving it for flight – one of them brought on by the agency’s own boss.

Mar 2, 2013

Insight: Will Dreamliner drama affect industry self-inspection?

SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE/PARIS (Reuters) – Eight years ago, U.S. regulators substantially increased their dependence on the aircraft industry to help keep flying safe.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) said it would no longer directly manage routine inspection of design and manufacturing. Instead, it would focus on overseeing a self-policing program executed by the manufacturers themselves through more than 3,000 of their employees assigned to review safety on behalf of the FAA.

Mar 2, 2013

Will Dreamliner drama affect industry self-inspection?

SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE/PARIS, March 2 (Reuters) – Eight years
ago, U.S. regulators substantially increased their dependence on
the aircraft industry to help keep flying safe.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) said it would no
longer directly manage routine inspection of design and
manufacturing. Instead, it would focus on overseeing a
self-policing program executed by the manufacturers themselves
through more than 3,000 of their employees assigned to review
safety on behalf of the FAA.

Jan 29, 2013

Exclusive – U.S. gay marriage foes suffer from fundraising shortfall

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Foes of same-sex marriage are labouring to pay the tab for an epic legal case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, as the movement suffers from fundraising shortfalls that could sap its strength in future battles.

ProtectMarriage.com, the advocacy group defending a California gay marriage ban now under review by the high court, showed a $2 million deficit in its legal fund at the end of 2011 – the third year in a row that expenses exceeded donations, federal tax records show.

Jan 29, 2013

Exclusive: Gay marriage foes suffer from fundraising shortfall

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Foes of same-sex marriage are laboring to pay the tab for an epic legal case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, as the movement suffers from fundraising shortfalls that could sap its strength in future battles.

ProtectMarriage.com, the advocacy group defending a California gay marriage ban now under review by the high court, showed a $2 million deficit in its legal fund at the end of 2011 – the third year in a row that expenses exceeded donations, federal tax records show.

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