NTSB looks into FAA process that approved 787 batteries

04/28/2013 | Aviation Week & Space Technology

Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board questioned Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration about the process of approving lithium-ion batteries for the 787. "One thing we can't do is wait until we know everything before we field a new technology," said Steve Boyd, manager of the FAA's airplane and flight-crew interface branch. The FAA largely relied on authorized representatives from Boeing to conduct testing.

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