Boeing Reportedly Knew About Its 787 Battery Problems

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Good thing it is a corporation so that no one can be held accountable.
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@1. Oh you can be sure that someone will take the fall for this, especially if it begins to affect stock value (which,as of today, it is not).
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@1, they will blame the unions for this somehow.
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I wonder if the push for battery technology from Obama-Chu lead to this decision. People always want to make the Boss happy..even if it's the wrong technology for the job.
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This battery technology was pushed for and grated under the Bush administation. FAA ruling came in 2007.

--bks
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@3 -- I think it's pretty clear now they're blaming the Japanese battery supplier.
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@6 and the Korean battery monitor supplier.
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Oh wow, Eli, do you think that their subsidiary, Narus, explained it to them?

Or could have been of their "extreme rendition" airlines subsidiaries, on the Jeppeson side?
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@6 - It could be the batteries, or it could how they are situated. Poor ventilation and close grouping of lithium ion batteries can lead to overheating, so it's quite possibly a Boeing design flaw.
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the dreamliner can be a successful aircraft if its batteries are changed after a year as standard maintainance procedure till they develop batteries with longer life.