Quick Note: Boeing May Begin 787 Dreamliner Test Flights "Soon"
February 5, 2013 11:06 AM
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Charred 787 battery
The FAA is reviewing the request
Things are starting to look up for Boeing as its troubled 787 Dreamliner jet may soon be able to partake in test flights.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently reviewing a request from Boeing to conduct test flights with the 787 soon. Boeing has a couple of battery fixes in mind that it would like to try out.
One of the fixes looks to keep any internal
overheating of the battery
contained while making sure that ventilation releases hot liquid or gaseous products from the battery to the outside of the plane.
Another fix consists of making sure moisture doesn't get inside the battery, which is what Boeing suspects may have contributed to the recent fires.
Even if the FAA does allow Boeing to conduct test flights, that doesn't mean the 787 will no longer be grounded for passenger flights. In fact, the grounding of 787 passenger flights will likely last for weeks or even months. A recent report indicated that there
likely won't be a quick fix
The Seattle Times
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RE: Ditch the packs
2/5/2013 12:49:41 PM
The battery would be twice as big if it were lipo or life. I dunno if they have the space for it or not.
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