The NTSB is stepping up its probe into the lithium battery that caught fire aboard the JAL...

The NTSB is stepping up its probe into the lithium battery that caught fire aboard the JAL Dreamliner three weeks ago, in an effort to determine whether internal defects may have played a role in the blaze. The agency is working with Naval electronics experts to look for signs of "in-service damage and manufacturing defects" affecting the battery as well as subtle "signs of any degradation in expected performance," So far, investigators have failed to uncover any clear-cut evidence about the fire's cause.

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  • Sam Liu
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    For Boeing lovers and haters:

    he Dreamliner Grounded And Boeing’s Future
    Boeing Dreamliners are grounded all over the world. The American super plane in trouble. We’re looking at Boeing’s misstep.
    29 Jan 2013, 10:35 PM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    Boeing was Smoking Hot in 2012 (with flame and smoke) and out sold Airbus to take back the lead for the first time since 2003
    Boeing has delivery 600 HOT-N-READY aircrafts in 2012 vs Airbus 580
    Alone with two ion-battery there are 4 other LRU the yet to be address
    Shares of BA are selling for the same price as five years ago, the low was 41.00 the high where 87.00
    So, shareholders have suffered as well. It is part of a pattern that has many of those who hold Boeing shares underwater. Over the past five years, Boeing’s stock is off about 25% while the S&P has dipped less than 5%.
    Read more: Another Humilation for Boeing - 24/7 Wall St.


    The Seattle Time should rerunning this story from 2006
    ValuJet Flight 592 MD-80 crash due to a box of expired chemical oxygen generators were placed in the cargo compartment in five boxes marked COMAT (Company-Owned MATerial) by ValuJet's maintenance contractor, SabreTech, in contravention of FAA regulations forbidding the transport of hazardous materials in aircraft cargo holds.
    The Post Office prohibit Lithium-ion battery from being ship
    USPS lost a 747-400 due to a shipment of Lithium-ion battery
    NTSB, FAA, DOT require transport vehicle to placard with Hazardous materials, Flammable materials
    Corrosion, Explosives and No Bull Per Title 49 Aircraft Hazardous Materials signs and labels
    If God want men to fly on aircraft make from composite, Boeing would still be building aircrafts out of trees that the reason that Boeing is Washington states with all the trees
    Aircrafts have been flying for over 100 years without the uses of ion-battery! why does the FAA and NTSB need to the study the problems any further
    Maybe the FAA could reread its own report alone NTSB and the DOT
    Time to buy ALCO Stock
    Boeing has been lucky so far with the production of 787-8 there has only been two fatality of two ion battery a main power panel mother board so far, no was one injurer except for one fire flightier and damage to Boeing image
    The 787 was Design as the Dreamliner, but build as the nightmare, ANA Firebird, but will the 787 survive to be the 787 Phoenix
    The current ion battery are 63 pounds each but the photo shown the ion in the form of the aircraft is not the same in cargo compartment
    How many IAM workers does it take to change out the 787 battery?
    Zero The IAM is not Certificated to handle Explosives
    What is the cost of lithium ion battery and the weight saving of 63 pounds saving times two vs the cost of fixing Boeing image ?
    Now I Know how the guy felt who come up the New Coke he now working at Microsoft that give us Visa and Window 8 he could be the next Ceo at Boeing
    Computer bug? I thought that window 8 and vista where computer bug !
    Having a electric coffee maker on an aboard aircraft is one thing but having an all electric aircraft with electric rest room and electric door lock ect this could turn into the Twilight Zone !


    This is a GE aircraft correct, Ceo and board from GE just like the other GE house hold product, refrigerator, stove, GE Appliances ect ,
    GE bring good things to life
    It’s not too late installed Solar panels or several Squirrel Cages to power the 787s
    The 242 passenger could always plug in their laptop computer ect to provide backup power if the two battery, six generator, and the RAT failed
    But the ion battery can always be mounted in tail to provide more takeoff thrust
    30 Jan 2013, 12:40 AM Reply Like
  • Maninder Batra
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    @thomas , Lmao!!1
    30 Jan 2013, 01:15 AM Reply Like
  • GarryGR
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    Looks like thomas85225 is trying out for the Improv but he better keep his day job! :)
    30 Jan 2013, 02:38 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    If its stored energy they need...there are other options....lead acid...hamster in a cage.....with food....I think they could change out...Lithium is lighter..but gets hot hot hot...just sayin
    30 Jan 2013, 07:30 AM Reply Like
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