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NTSB chief Hersman to step down, join safety group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deborah Hersman, chairwoman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, said on Tuesday she is leaving what she called her "dream job" to lead a safety advocacy group. Hersman, 43, will become president and CEO of the National Safety Council, the group said in a statement. Christopher Hart, the board's vice chairman, will take over as acting chairman when Hersman leaves on April 25, the NTSB said.

NTSB says "long road ahead" in Boeing 787 investigation

WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators have a "long road ahead" in their investigation of problems associated with the lithium ion batteries on Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliners. National Transportation Safety Board head Deborah Hersman said at a press conference that the agency's "interim factual report" that will be filed in 30 days will not mark the conclusion of the investigation.

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HERSMAN SAYS WILL RECONSIDER CERTIFICATION PROCESS FOR BATTERY ON 787

Boeing 787 probe results 'weeks away': NTSB chief

The results of the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation into the causes of a battery fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner are expected in the coming weeks, NTSB chair Deborah Hersman said Wednesday. "We're probably weeks away from being able to tell people what happened and what needs to be changed," Hersman said at a news conference. The NTSB chief said investigators were "proceeding with a lot of care" in probing the cause of a January 7 lithium-ion battery fire on a Japan Airlines 787 that occurred as the plane sat on the tarmac at Boston's Logan airport.

Boeing 787 probe results 'weeks away': NTSB chief

The results of the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation into the causes of a battery fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner are expected in the coming weeks, NTSB chair Deborah Hersman said Wednesday. "We're probably weeks away from being able to tell people what happened and what needs to be changed," Hersman said at a news conference. The NTSB chief said investigators were "proceeding with a lot of care" in probing the cause of a January 7 lithium-ion battery fire on a Japan Airlines 787 that occurred as the plane sat on the tarmac at Boston's Logan airport.

UPDATE 3-Dreamliner probe results 'weeks away,' NTSB chief says

* NTSB will provide some details of probe on Thursday * Agency thoroughly testing battery that caught fire on jet * Boeing wants to conduct new test flights By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board is "probably weeks away" from completing its probe into battery problems on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, but will share its latest information on the jet on Thursday, agency head Deborah Hersman said.

Dreamliner probe 'weeks away' from end - NTSB's Hersman

WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board is "probably weeks away" from completing its probe into causes of a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, but will share its latest information on Thursday, NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman said on Wednesday. "We will talk about special conditions that were put into effect at the time when the Dreamliner was certified," Hersman told reporters at a breakfast briefing hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
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