Lithium-Ion batteries in Aviation, perspective from last year

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  1. jbcarioca
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    http://www.avweb.com/news/redundant/airplane_battery_technology_electric_solar_flight_207845-1.html

    This article is interesting, although it relates to General aviation only.
    Since Li-ion batteries are used for emergency lighting is some aircraft, including the A380 with no issues thus far, and are still slated fro the A350 on a basis similar to the B787 the issue is topical.

    All things considered it seems the technology is not yet ready. Time to move back?

    This thread is part of a blog from an industry observer well acquainted with the B787 situation:
    http://vielmetti.typepad.com/vacuum...m-ion-battery-fire-risk-grounds-aircraft.html
     
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    Definitely a problematic technology at this point in time. Somewhat surprising that a piece of new technology that obviously must have been a huge focus in design and testing has taken so little time in service to prove problematic. This does not speak particularly well of the testing protocols in-place.
     
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