FAA OKs plan to fix Dreamliner battery woes
March 12th, 2013
05:42 PM ET

FAA OKs plan to fix Dreamliner battery woes

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday approved a proposed remedy for problems that triggered battery fires and led to the grounding of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, but the company must still demonstrate its approach will ensure safety before those planes can fly again.

The agency said it had signed off on a certification plan by the world's biggest aircraft manufacturer to redesign the wide body's lithium-ion battery system.

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  1. Max Headroom Extrusion

    Longer lasting batteries should be made. Batteries with clean energy and unparalleled quality. I'd pay a little extra for the perfect battery. Wouldn't you?

    March 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

      What happens to this type of battery when exposed to extreme heat or fire? My first answer is no. No.

      March 12, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |