Jean-Marc Thevenoud, marketing manager at French battery designer and manufacturer Saft, says it will take time for lithium-ion technology to make serious inroads into aerospace: “For any new technology on the market, it is in a learning phase. But step-by-step, people are using more and more lithium ion because of weight-saving and maintenance advantages.” In fact, there have been widespread concerns over the safety of lithium-ion batteries when used in aircraft ...

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