The NTSB has issued an “urgent” procurement request to have a Maryland company perform computed tomography (CT) scans on as many as 48 Boeing 787 lithium-ion battery cells. “[The tests] must also be completed within the shortest timeframe possible to provide the fastest possible receipt of this information to avoid potential future accidents involving this type of aircraft battery,” says the NTSB in a “sources sought” notice published May 3. The 787 fleet is expected to return to ...

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