787 on the Cutting Edge

Karp, Aaron
June 2013
Air Transport World;Jun2013, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p29
Trade Publication
The article discusses the cause of the Japan Airlines Boeing 787 lithium ion battery fire that was investigated by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). It states that the 787 battery manufacturer GS Yuasa Corp. conducted an extensive lithium battery test to gain the certification from U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It cites that through the said test, it was found out that batteries vent fire due to significant overcharging and overheat.


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