NTSB Questions Boeing’s 787 Battery Design and Certification After Short Circuit

Via: Seattle Times

Seattle Times aerospace reporter

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has pinpointed the start of the 787 Dreamliner battery fire on a parked Japan Airlines jet a month ago today as a short circuit inside a single cell.

The agency still hasn’t identified the cause of the initial short circuit but has narrowed down the suspects.
Details provided by the NTSB make clear that Boeing will have to redesign the battery for a long-term fix.
In addition, the NTSB pointed to failures in the airplane certification process conducted by Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which failed to identify the hazards revealed by this incident.

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