NTSB issues recommendations on certification of Li-ion batteries and emerging technologies for aircraft
NTSB issues recommendations on certification of Li-ion batteries and emerging technologies for aircraft 31 May 2014 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued a series of recommendations related to the evaluation and certification of lithium-ion batteries for use in aircraft systems, as well as the certification of new technology. The five safety recommendations, all addressed to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), are derived from the ongoing investigation of the 7 January 2013, fire event that occurred in a lithium-ion battery on a Boeing 787 that was parked at Boston Logan Airport. (Earlier post .) Investigators found that the battery involved in the Boston 787 fire event showed evidence not just of an internal thermal runaway but that “unintended electrical interactions occurred among the cells, the battery case, and the electrical interface...