The NTSB wants the FAA to begin convening a panel of “independent technical experts” to advise the agency how to certify the safety of certain new technologies for new or existing aircraft.  The action, one of five recommendations the NTSB assigned to the FAA on May 22, comes as the NTSB nears its final report on the Jan. 2013 lithium-ion battery failure on a Japan Airlines 787 on the ground in Boston. Other recommendations include developing worst case testing protocols for ...

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