[CORRECTED--The original version of article misstated that the 787 APU’s use of an electric starter is new to the aircraft] Boeing vigorously defended the 787’s in-service performance and safety in the aftermath of Monday’s fire on a parked Japan Airlines 787 at Boston Logan Airport. “I am 100% convinced that the airplane is safe to fly,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP and 787 chief project engineer Mike Sinnett told reporters during a Wednesday conference ...

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