Battery containment box proposed as quick fix for Boeing 787

02/20/2013 |

A more robust containment box -- made of titanium or steel -- for a problematic battery on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is proposed as a short-term solution to get the planes back into the air. A single cell in the battery is believed to be the cause of a fire and smoke hazard that has grounded the 787 worldwide, but a remedy for that is expected to take months.

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