Boeing says a more robust “abuse” test that it performed on the upgraded 787 lithium-ion batteries satisfies the safety conditions issued by the FAA during the initial certification of the aircraft. Speaking today at the NTSB’s two-day investigative hearing into the Jan. 7 787 battery failure on a Japan Airlines 787 at Boston Logan International Airport, Boeing systems engineer Jerry Hulm said Boeing developed a method for simulating internal short circuits in the battery by “injecting ...

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