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Airlines Banning Bulk Shipments of Lithium Rechargeable Batteries

Replacing smartphone batteries just got harder. Fearing cargo fires like one that caused a United Parcel Service Inc. freighter to crash into the desert near Dubai in 2010, at least 18 airlines have banned freight shipments of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries …

Airbus’ Presentation Warned Airlines of Lithium Battery Risks a Year Ago

Airbus warned the airline industry of risks related to lithium batteries almost a year before two safety incidents grounded 787 Dreamliners built by its chief rival Boeing, according to a presentation seen by Reuters. The European plane maker spelled out …

Safety Board Looking at Whistleblower Claims in 787 Battery Case

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is looking at issues raised by more than one whistleblower as it investigates battery failures that have grounded the global fleet of 50 Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners for a week. Michael Leon, one of …