787 Electrical issues

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  1. bez7
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    bez7 Gold Member

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    http://www.wsj.com/articles/faa-war...cal-power-in-certain-circumstances-1430434917

    A Federal Aviation Administration safety directive that became public on Thursday reveals that Boeing’s laboratory tests discovered that under certain circumstances, all of the 787’s power systems can suddenly shut down entirely during a flight.

    Did they really leave one 'plugged in' for that long and then try to fly it? Or did they do a code review?
     
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    According to Flight Global, it sounds like your code review idea was correct:

    "All Boeing 787 operators will be required to periodically deactivate the electrical system to avoid a problem with a newly-discovered software bug that could cause the aircraft to lose alternating current (AC) power, the US Federal Aviation Administration says in a new airworthiness directive."

    http://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...ectrical-fix-to-prevent-power-failure-411794/
     
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