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Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner cleared for on-time delivery

Latest version is still undergoing tweaks but it's certified safe

[NEW YORK] Boeing Co said on Monday that regulators have certified the 787-9 Dreamliner, clearing the way for the new, stretched jet's on-time arrival to its first customer, Air New Zealand, possibly later this month.

Approval by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency came with exemptions for problems with two components that must be addressed, even though they will not prevent the plane from going into service, Boeing and the FAA said.

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