Lithium ion batteries on planes have long presented issues with air safety. Prior to the current investigations into the 787 Dreamliner, as early as 2007 the FAA discussed with Boeing the danger of using these batteries, as well as the need for having adequate fire suppression systems on board when creating the Dreamliner. Fast forward to 2013, when two 32-volt main lithium ion batteries were involved with both the JAL and ANA battery incident.
The Dreamliner has been grounded for 19 days, but may remain grounded for weeks or months as the electrical systems and batteries are tested and replaced. Watch Peter’s CBS This Morning report to know what’s to come for Boeing, the Dreamliner and the airlines that have invested in this aircraft.
For more reports on the Dreamliner’s issues, check out:
- Peter’s CBS This Morning the Financial Impact of the Dreamliner investigations
- Peter’s CBS This Morning report on the grounded plane, The 787 Grounded
- Peter’s January CBS This Morning report, How Severe Are the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Problems
By Peter Greenberg for PeterGreenberg.com