Lithium – Bloomberg reported that the United States Federal Aviation Administration has approved the design changes proposed by Boeing Co for its 787 Dreamliner lithium batteries. The company can now start repairing its fleet of 50 planes which have been grounded since January and has cost the company roughly $600 million.
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Lithium – Bloomberg reported that Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said Boeing Co is very close to getting approval from the US FAA for a fix to its 787 Dreamliner batteries.
Lithium – Bloomberg reported that Boeing Co. final test flight for its grounded 787 Dreamliner will set the stage for the regulatory review of the lithium battery upgrades.
Lithium – Bloomberg reported that Boeing Co. is planning its final test flight for the 787 in the “coming days.” Once the US FAA approves the changes and allows the plane to resume commercial flights, Boeing would make upgrades to the batteries with Japan Airlines Co. and All Nippon Airways Co. first in line.
Lithium – Bloomberg reported that Boeing Co’s preproduction testing of the 787 plane’s lithium-ion batteries didn’t trigger a fire after an intentional short-circuit, which led them to conclude that the possibility of a blaze were unlikely.
Lithium – USA Today reported that experts at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will announce next week whether they are accepting Boeing’s proposal to fix its Dreamliners so the planes can once again fly.
Lithium – Over the next decade, significant growth in the global electric vehicle market will translate into equally significant growth in the lithium battery market.
Lithium – Boeing’s Dreamliner battery woes are casting a dark shadow on both lithium batteries and the electric car industry. However, most electric car makers use lithium-manganese batteries, which are considered much safer in terms of thermal stability.
Manganese – Problems with the new 787 Dreamliner jet have focused attention on lithium-ion batteries. Here’s how manganese could lower the risk of overheating in the years ahead.
Manganese – Investing News Network Editor Vivien Diniz speaks with Larry Reaugh, president and CEO of American Manganese, at the 2013 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.