Thermal runaways and resultant fires of lithium-ion batteries powering electronic devices brought aboard aircraft by passengers and crewmembers continue to vex regulatory agencies and operators. And as the popularity of digital devices grows, from “smart” cellphones, tablets, laptop computers and related chargers to wireless headsets, electronic cigarettes (e-cigs), and even heated socks — all powered by li-ion batteries — aviation-related thermal runaway incidents ...


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