This has nothing to do with the NLRB-—(snort)
Hmmm. If it’s Boeing, I ain’t going...
Li-ion is a BAD technology.
It’s one thing to make billions of Li-ion batteries and put them into throw away cell phones, etc.
It’s quite another to rely on them in a plane carrying a couple hundred folks.
I will never understand this fascination with pushing the envelope when it comes to stuff like this.
They should be sticking to the tried-and-true. Lead acid is PROVEN tech that has over a century of reliable service!
But, good for me: I have a short position in BA and it is smelling like money!!!
Maybe the Dreamliner should be called Nightmareliner.
How many gazillions of dollars is it going to cost Boeing to install a different type of battery?
You would think that as long as it took to get this jet into service they would have seen the Li-Ion battery problem pop up once or twice.
Much different scale obviously, but my son used to race RC cars. We got the brushless motors and LiOn batteries when they first came out. Through our experience, most of which was bad, we came to be careful with these batteries. We smoked more than one. You had to be very careful with the rate of charge or they would just get hotter and hotter until they ignited.
They did discharge very fast and made fast cars.
That’s the tombstone test plan. Changes will be made if enough tombstones are the result of their jackass design.
maybe the idea of having parts made and assembled in many countries is not as good as say using Whichita,KS or Redmond. As a member of the flying public and no aviation experience I thought it was odd when Boeing said they would build a “world” plane. oh well - BTW isn’t one of the geniuses of the world plane now head of Ford?