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Shares of Honeywell (HON +0.6%) are all over the board after the UK Air Accidents Investigation...

Shares of Honeywell (HON +0.6%) are all over the board after the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch says its emergency locator beacons should be deactivated in Boeing's (BA) Dreamliner. The comments follow an investigation that ties the device to a fire at Heathrow Airport. The agency added that the FAA should also review use of lithium ELTs in other models. HON said yesterday that it would remove the bea  cons if requested.
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  • Paga
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    Something else technically has to be going on with the Dreamliner to contribute to the fire since there has not been any incidents in the over 6000 transmitters currently operating since 2005 with many millions of miles of service. Honeywell is doing the right thing in agreeing to remove the beacons. This is not only for safety reasons, even if remote, but also since it's not a big financial issue for the company.
    R. DeMarco
    Pittsburgh, PA
    18 Jul 2013, 12:58 PM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    ELT's are used on commercial, military and some private aircrafts, for years
    ELT's are self contain unit with a built in batteries
    Honeywell supplies the 406MHz emergency locater transmitter whose antenna is visible amidst the most serious burn marks atop the crown of the 787 fuselage see
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ultralife Corp makes the lithium-manganese battery that powers the emergency transmitter that is being investigated as a possible cause of last week's fire on a Boeing 787 in London, a source familiar with the investigation said on Monday.
    As reported earlier, the emergency locator transmitter, or ELT, is made by Honeywell International Inc.
    Honeywell says it has produced over 3,000 of the emergency beacons, equipped with the lithium-manganese batteries, since 2005, and there have been no safety incidents.
    Northrop once had a miss wire ELT's on a RQ-4 that had an ON/OFF switch that was wire backward
    When the EFT go off, every rescue unit will respond to the ELT locations
    This airline was ZA261 (LN 44, ET-AOP) was parked and out of service for 8 hours
    The first 50 787-8 had to be rework, 40 of the first where park for months to be rework, 16 are still awaiting to be rework see all thing 787
    The 787 has been flying since December 15, 2009
    Is this ELT's unique to 787 because ELT’s are used on commercial, military and some privet aircraft
    Is this lots of Honeywell ELT's deflected?
    Honeywell is now building there parts oversea
    The only big difference of this ELT’s on the 787 vs other aircraft is that the 787 is a composite aircraft and which has a poor ground path for lightening and Avionics grounding.
    The FAA need to go to Boeing ship recorded in Everett and review the job installed cards for LN 44, for the ELT and the other 68 787 in service, the 787 was stated on 3-28-2003
    Aircrafts like 787, UPS 747-400F flight 6 and The Cessna Citation CJ4, must be allergic to lithium-manganese and lithium-ion battery since the FAA has band the battery from these aircrafts
    I cannot waited unstill the Kc-46 program this should cause some remolding and personal changes in Everett
    Dangers of Lithium-Ion Batteries Aboard Aircraft see
    This is the 787 check list
    Aircraft Secure Checklist
    Pressurization OFF
    Air Conditioning Packs OFF
    Equipment Cooling OFF
    Window Heating OFF
    Hydraulic Pumps OFF
    Interior Lights OFF
    Battery Switch OFF
    External Power OFF
    Navigation Lights OFF
    Doors Closed/Locked CHECK
    The sell price of the 787-8 is $206.8 million and Boeing as state its well need to sell 1100 to break ever but that before late delivery, grounding and 114 cancelations
    787 time line
    787 time line of battery problems

    Boeing has risk a billion dollar company over the two batteries costing $1600 apices for a weight saving 68 ( x2) pounds weight saving but place the battery in a box with without cooling is not a fix
    Dangers of Lithium-Ion Batteries Aboard Aircraft
    Boeing is now being sue by stocker holders ( The complaint, filed in the Southern District of Illinois, charges Boeing and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the federal securities laws concerning false and misleading statements regarding the 787 Dreamliner) and other groups the last headline lines
    18 Jul 2013, 01:50 PM Reply Like
  • GarryGR
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    Some wealthy people like to justify their wealth by saying they take the big risks (investing) while at the same time insisting that their investments have to make money! If not, they sue! :-)
    18 Jul 2013, 03:27 PM Reply Like
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