Skip to comments.Boeing 787 Dreamliner suffers ANOTHER battery scare as component starts smoking on plane in Japan
Posted on 01/15/2014 5:49:42 AM PST by C19fan
Battery problems resurfaced on Boeing's 787 on Tuesday, after gas was discovered coming out of a battery on a plane parked in Tokyo. Boeing said the problem on a Japan Airlines 787 was discovered during scheduled maintenance. No passengers were on board. The company said it appears that a single battery cell 'vented', or released gas. The incident comes a year after a fire in a lithium ion battery aboard a Japan Airlines 787 parked at Boston's Logan International Airport.
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“The company said it appears that a single battery cell ‘vented’, or released gas.”
Hmmm...a farting plane.
This is what happens when you force engineers to operate in a politically correct green strait jacket.
. . . and the fact that the battery vented actually means that the safety mechanisms built into the battery design after the last round of problems worked.
IMO the 787 relies too much on electrical components.
The one that floors me is de-icing the wings. I’ll bet the power to do that is huge.
I thought you can’t smoke on planes anymore?
Yes, that is what I was thinking. THey forced Boeing to use some PC green something or other battery/ mouse-powered or something.
Like the shoddy non-cfc foam the greenies forced NASA to use on the Challenger. What could go wrong?
Exactly, like the non-cfc foam. And didn’t the Twin Towers use some cruddy insulation, too? Were forced to? (maybe I should wait until I have my details right?/ naw !).
The Twin Towers were built in the early 70’s... over 40 years ago. I highly doubt it.
I found this:
Many people enquired about the presence of asbestos at the World Trade Center (WTC) last week. At that time I had no information about this subject. In awe of the superhuman efforts being made to locate survivors, I felt it inappropriate to highlight these questions. Since then, information has been forthcoming about the use of asbestos on the twin towers. One contact informed me that prior to the complex being built, the New York Port Authority had planned to use 5000 tons of asbestos-containing sprayed fireproofing on floors 1-40 of the buildings. Above the fortieth floor, non-asbestos alternatives were to be used. This is confirmed by an article which appeared in the New York Times on September 18, 2001: “Anticipating a ban (on the use of asbestos in construction in NY), the builders stopped using the materials by the time they reached the 40th floor of the north tower, the first one to go up
” According to a spokesman for the Port Authority “more than half of the original, asbestos-containing material was later replaced.”
Hmm, thanks. I thot I had heard something to that effect.