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FAA Approves Boeing 787 Battery System Design Changes

The Federal Aviation Administration today approved Boeing’s design changes for modifications to the 787 Dreamliner battery system. The agency claimed that this would address risks at the battery cell level, the battery level and the aircraft level. Previously the FAA had approved the current battery system design, which conspicuously failed on at least two low-time Dreamliner aircraft. Continue reading

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FAA Approves Boeing Certification Plan. 787 Still Grounded

The battery system changes include a redesign of the internal components to minimize a short circuit within the battery pack, better insulation of the cells and the addition of a new containment and venting system to prevent smoke caused by fires from entering the cabin. Continue reading

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