Thread: FAA grounds 787
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:39 PM   #33
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I agree. It's certainly not good news for anyone, but my point is it's not simply about making a decision to add a heavier battery system. That's just not possible (in any immediate future).

I think a good thing that will come of this is the attention it will bring to cargo inerting and the way we treat batteries as a whole on board aircraft. This could have been much worse and we've had some close calls (and some suspected losses) due to lithium batteries in the past.

Wait until we start seeing more of them in hybrid vehicle accidents on local highways.
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