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LOT’s Boeing 787s may be first to resume flying this summer

Poland’s state-owned airline says that its two grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners may be among the first to resume flights, possibly in the summer.

LOT Polish Airlines management held talks with representatives of Chicago-based Boeing on Friday over the grounding of their 787s, and the $50,000 daily costs incurred by the carrier.

Following the talks, LOT said in a communique it expected its two 787s to be among the first to fly again, following a series of tests.

The world’s entire fleet of 787s, 50 in all, has been grounded by U.S. and other aviation authorities since Jan. 16 due to problems with their lithium ion batteries.

LOT also managed to secure a delay in its payment schedule for the other 787s that are to join its fleet in 2014.

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