Airbus considering switching back to traditional batteries for A350
- France: Sunday, February 10 - 2013 at 04:53
Europe's Airbus is studying the option of dropping lithium-ion batteries and revert to traditional ones on its A350 passenger jet, as investigators probe Boeing 787 safety incidents, Reuters has reported, citing several people familiar with the matter. Industry executives, insurers and safety officials said the technology's predictability was being questioned at senior levels as investigators struggle to find the cause of incidents that led to the grounding of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. "There is an increasing doubt over the technology," said a person familiar with industry-wide discussions on the issue. "It may well be the future but for now it is a question of maturity. The information on the two incidents is not reassuring."
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