If and when regulators allow the Boeing (BA) 787 resume commercial operations, they could force...

If and when regulators allow the Boeing (BA) 787 resume commercial operations, they could force the jet to temporarily fly on routes that are always within two hours of the nearest appropriate landing strip. That's down from three hours prior to the jet's grounding and well below the 5 1/2 hours that Boeing is targeting. The move would undermine some of the Dreamliner's top selling points.

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  • IndustryThinker
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    This is just the latest of a long history of fiascos involving Boeing's 787 Dreamliner aircraft. It's got to the point where a percentage of the population will refuse to fly on it.
    27 Mar 2013, 08:04 AM Reply Like
  • Alan Biloski
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    actually there probably is a subset of the population that might enjoy flying with an on-board fireplace!
    27 Mar 2013, 10:59 AM Reply Like
  • petten
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    As Michael O'Leary put it -- "regulatory crap!"
    27 Mar 2013, 04:15 PM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    Boeing 787 is doing bettter then Cessna Citation CJ4 ?
    Donald R. Sadoway, a materials chemistry professor at M.I.T. “I am not hearing anything about how to make that battery fire-resistant.”
    What inside a Lithium-ion battery?
    Boeing is using Lithium-ion-battery due to it weight of 63 pounds and its price of $1600 aka a Bar-q in a blue that generate more smoke, then the Boeing CEO and board of directors
    Cessna Citation CJ4 last year has remove lithium ion batteries form the aircrafts and no other Boeing aircraft uses an Ion-battery
    Airbus, Gulfstream, will not used lithium ion batteries
    In 2007 Boeing was required to meet the FAA Proposed Special condition for 787 to receive the 787 Aircraft Type Certificate, which will includes:
    • A stronger, sealed containment box enclosing the eight battery cells
    • A system of venting tubes that in case of an incident would channel any flammable vapors or liquids directly out of the airplane
    • Continuous monitoring of temperature and voltage of individual cells within the battery
    • Better thermal separation of the cells, with some barrier such as high-temperature glass inserted between them
    Has the scientific properties of lithium ion batteries that similar to nitroglycerin or soil rocket fuel , has change over night!
    The energy provided by the cell is equal to the voltage times the charge. Each gram of lithium represents Faraday's constant/6.941 or 13 901 coulombs. For a voltage of 3 V, this gives 41.7 kJ per gram of lithium, or 11.6 kWh per kg.
    This is a bit MORE THAN THE HEAT OF COMBUSTION OF GASOLINE, but does not take into account all the other materials that go into a lithium battery and which make lithium batteries many times heavier per unit of energy.
    All this was original requirement for the 787 in 2003-2007 for Boeing to receive the 787 Aircraft Type Certificate Aug 26, 2011
    How did this lithium ion batteries lab rat get out of its cage?


    Who will be the next CEO of Boeing in the next 24 months ?


    I think its should be this guy


    27 Mar 2013, 09:22 PM Reply Like
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