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Boeing stands by lithium-ion batteries

A member of an NTSB investigation team examines pieces of damaged electrode coils from a battery cell that resulted in a fire aboard a Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane, Washington, DC, January 24, 2013. US aerospace giant Boeing said FrUS aerospace giant Boeing said Friday it will continue to use lithium-ion batteries, despite rival Airbus saying it would avoid them following two incidents on the Boeing 787. "Boeing is confident in the safety and reliability of lithium-ion batteries," said Boeing spokesman Marc Birtel.