Boeing plans to begin assembling the new version of its Dreamliner, the 787-9, in the next few weeks, a source says. The new version would carry around 40 additional passengers, and would use the same battery system as the 787. "We remain confident in the design of the 787 and will apply any lessons learned on the 787-8 to the 787-9, as appropriate, before it enters service," a Boeing spokesman said.

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