The battery that caught fire on a Japan Airlines Boeing (BA) 787 in Boston earlier this month...

The battery that caught fire on a Japan Airlines Boeing (BA) 787 in Boston earlier this month "did not exceed its designed voltage," the The National Transportation Safety Board says. That appears to be in contrast to the battery that malfunctioned on an ANA Dreamliner a week later, which may have been overcharged. The differing chain of events could complicate the attempts to understand the root cause of the problems and lengthen the time it takes to renew 787 flights.

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  • Ray Lopez
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    Anytime you have a new technology you take on risk being the pioneer. The company that will benefit is the second guy in--in this case Airbus--who will learn from Boeing's mistakes and avoid them. And they already have, as they've scaled back the electrical demands placed on a single battery in the upcoming Airbus's version of the Dreamliner.
    20 Jan 2013, 01:34 PM Reply Like
  • Lakeaffect
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    Perhaps NASA should give the plane a good going over.
    20 Jan 2013, 01:48 PM Reply Like
  • Clayton Rulli
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    Too bad a huge chunk of Nasa is now cutting grass and blowing leaves
    20 Jan 2013, 09:49 PM Reply Like
  • Paul Leds
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    Lithium ion batteries are far more dangerous than you are being told. Tesla and Boeing knew their batteries would blow up and never warned anybody, look here:
    21 Jan 2013, 07:06 AM Reply Like
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