Boeing says proposed 787 fix is long-term, not interim step

Boeing Co said on Thursday that its proposed fix to its grounded 787 Dreamliner passenger jets takes into account the risk of a battery fire and overheating risks.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner told reporters after meeting Japan's Transport Minister Akihiro Ota the proposed solution was a long-term plan, not an interim fix.

(Reporting by James Topham and Mari Saito)