Boeing up to this fiasco has had a stellar safety reputation and they knew of this lithium ion battery problem, I don’t understand this.
posted on 01/30/2013 5:04:00 PM PST
("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
Another case of doing what the boss says. Remember they did not make the move to South Carolina. They were told not to probably and also told to use batteries. All speculation on my part.
posted on 01/30/2013 5:09:46 PM PST
I’ll bet they got some kind of feral tax credit for buying them.
I agree, it does not make sense that they were not more skeptical, especially considering the CARGO safety record of Ni ion batts in flight (not to mention, the chevy (ugh) volt.)
One suspects, and hopes, that Boeing engineers are working up a replacement Ni-Cd battery and charging system, including all of the weight and balance calcs, safety sensors, and cockpit warnings and controls at this moment; and, that they will be doing the certification testing asap.
Maybe they are..."sparked" into action, eh?
posted on 01/30/2013 5:38:18 PM PST
(Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
Boeing up to this fiasco has had a stellar safety reputation and they knew of this lithium ion battery problem, I dont understand this.
Perhaps the White Hut made Boeing an offer they could not refuse.
posted on 01/30/2013 5:54:46 PM PST
(Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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