News Bite: Boeing Continues to Gamble with Lithium Batteries in the Dreamliner
Please see “JAL reports problem with 787 battery on Helsinki-Tokyo flight,” 9 Nov 2013 Reuters, and “Battery Problems on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner Are Back” by Meghan Foley, 11 Nov 2013 WallStCheatSheet
As mentioned previously (e.g., “Boeing’s Fix for its Flaming Lithium Batteries: Is There A Fatal Flaw?“), until Boeing digs down to the root cause of their lithium battery problems, they — and those who fly on the Dreamliner — will continue to be exposed to undefined risk.
(Note: Boeing provided a report, “Certification of 787 Battery Solution,” back in April, which lists “improvements” and “enhancements,” but makes no mention of a root cause.)
Posted on December 1, 2013, in Batteries, Electronic Components, Failure Analysis, Risk Assessment, Root Cause, Safety Analysis and tagged 787, Boeing dreamliner, flaming batteries, lithium batteries. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.