How did Boeing fix the battery problem?

The proposed fix includes adding ceramic insulation between the cells of the battery to help keep cells cool and prevent a “thermal runaway” in which one cell overheats and triggers overheating in adjacent cells.

How many batteries does a 787 have?

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner utilizes two identical lithium-ion batteries that help start the auxiliary power unit when the plane is on the ground and serve as a backup for electronic flight systems.

Why is Dreamliner grounded?

The global 787 fleet was grounded in 2013 following a battery issue that caused an in-flight fire and issues with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine have crippled the Dreamliner fleets in countless more airlines.

When did the Boeing 787 battery go bad?

Here’s a look back at what happened. The first anyone knew about problems with the Boeing 787 battery was on January 7th, 2013. A Japan Airlines 787 had arrived at Boston Logan International Airport at 10:00 local time (14:00 UTC).

When did Boeing return the 787 to service?

On April 19th, 2013, Boeing announced that the FAA had approved its battery improvements. It could now begin the process of returning the aircraft to service. While four months on the ground did incur a high cost for some airlines, Boeing’s timely fix ensured that it wasn’t any worse.

Where did the 787 Dreamliner battery catch fire?

Incidents included an electrical fire aboard an All Nippon Airways 787, and a similar fire found by maintenance workers on a parked Japan Airlines 787 at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

Where did the Boeing 787 make an emergency landing?

A burning smell wafted through the cabin at the same time that crews became aware of battery problems. Pilots secured the all-clear for an emergency landing at Takamatsu Airport, where the plane was evacuated. Only three sustained injuries as a result of the evacuation.