Boeing reaffirmed its confidence in the grounded 787 and said “good progress” is being made in finding the cause of recent battery failures. Speaking to analysts and reporters to discuss Boeing’s $3.9 billion 2012 net profit, chairman, president and CEO Jim McNerney said the 787 will be “the most successful widebody that our company has ever made.” When asked about the Dreamliner production plan in light of the grounding, he said, “Business as usual. ...

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