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US agency calls for new tests on Boeing 787 batteries

May 23, 2014    

Washington The US National Transportation Safety Board said that new tests should be conducted on batteries in Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, after causing two incidents last year.In January 2013, regulators grounded the plane for three months following two battery overheating incidents that caused a fire on a 787 parked at Boston's Logan airport and smoke that forced an aircraft into an emergency landing in Japan.The NTSB said on its website that a process used in 2006 to assess the lithium-ion batteries was "inadequate" and called on the US Federal Aviation Administration to develop more...

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