Boeing 787 Poised for U.S. Image Boost as United Resumes Flights

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Jeff Smisek, chief executive officer of United Continental Holdings... News PhotoAirplane,Battery,Boeing,CEO,Chairperson,Crew,Engineering,Finance,Flying,Following,George Bush Intercontinental Airport,Gulf Coast States,Horizontal,Houston - Texas,Manufacturing,North America,Portrait,President,Press Conference,Safety,Texas,The Americas,Transportation,USAPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergJeff Smisek, chief executive officer of United Continental Holdings Inc., center left, and James McNerney, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Co., center right, pose with a flight crew following a news conference at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Monday, May 20, 2013. Smisek and McNerney departed on United Flight 1 from Houston en route for Chicago. Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner is poised to clear another hurdle in restoring its image as United Airlines, the only U.S. operator, resumes flights after the jet’s lithium-ion battery flaws forced a three-month grounding. Photographer: Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg via Getty Images