According to sources familiar with the matter, Boeing is planning two battery test flights for the end of this week, which could bring the company closer to its target of returning the 787 fleet to service in weeks versus months. As Boeing works to fix the 787 battery issue, the company is sending out surveys to frequent fliers and others about perceptions of the 787. "What we have to do is make sure everyone involved that touches this airplane, in any way, really understands" the benefits of the 787, said Randy Tinseth, Boeing vice president of marketing.

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