British investigators are calling on aircraft equipment manufacturers to provide more assurances about the safety mitigations to prevent the failure of lithium-metal batteries after thermal runaway was attributed as the cause of a fire onboard an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 two years ago. The fire, which occurred while the aircraft was between flights at London’s Heathrow Airport on July 12, 2013, caused serious damage to the crown of the composite fuselage at the rear of the 787, ...

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