FAA toughens oversight of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing employees walk the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner down towards the delivery ramp area at the company’s facility in South Carolina after conducting its first test flight in March 2017. Mic Smith/AP file photo

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The Federal Aviation Administration is stepping up its oversight of Boeing, telling the aircraft maker Tuesday that federal inspectors will retain the authority to certify each new 787 Dreamliner plane as airworthy.

It’s a significant departure from the usual practice of having designated Boeing employees conduct certification

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