Cargo industry executives are only marginally concerned that the recent failures of lithium-ion batteries on Boeing 787s will tighten restrictions on transporting the devices. The highly publicized incidents on board 787s operated by Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways could attract increased government scrutiny, says Brandon Fried, executive director of the Airforwarders Association. However, Fried questions whether the lithium batteries on the 787s represent the same risk as ...


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