Boeing led FAA in testing of battery, safety board

Posted: April 24, 2013 at 1:35 a.m.

Federal regulators let Boeing help write the safety conditions for the problematic battery system in its beleaguered 787 “Dreamliner,” prescribe how to test it and carry out those tests itself, according to testimony and documents released at a hearing Tuesday. As airlines prepare to resume flying the 787 after a three-month grounding, the National Transportation Safety Board is looking at how the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing and the company’s subcontractors tested and approved the 787’s lithium ion batteries, and whether the government grants aircraft

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Business, Pages 19 on 04/24/2013