The main body section of the first Airbus A350 is seen on the final assembly line in Toulouse, southwestern France, October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Jean-Philippe Arles
Airbus drops lithium-ion batteries for A350
Posted : Friday, 15 February 2013 02:14AM
PARIS (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus <EAD.PA> has decided to drop lithium-ion batteries for its next A350 passenger jet in the wake of battery problems on Boeing's <BA.N> 787 Dreamliner, its spokesman said on Friday.
Airbus will instead use traditional nickel-cadmium batteries for the aircraft.
Reuters reported last month that Airbus was considering such a move to limit development risks on its $15 billion airliner.
(Reporting by Tim Hepher, Dominique Vidalon)
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