Airbus will use nickel-cadmium batteries on A350

02/14/2013 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Airbus has reversed course on its plans for lithium-ion batteries aboard its A350 aircraft. The European aircraft manufacturer no longer plans to use such batteries, and will switch to nickel-cadmium batteries. "Airbus considers this to be the most appropriate way forward in the interest of program execution and A350 XWB reliability," spokeswoman MaryAnne Greczyn said.

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