An advertisement of Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner jet is seen at New Tokyo international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo Janauary 9, 2013. REUTERS/Shohei Miyano
Boeing says proposed Dreamliner fix would eliminate fire risk
Posted : Thursday, 14 March 2013 09:07PM
TOKYO (Reuters) - Boeing Co <BA.N> said the proposed fix for problems relating to the lithium-ion battery on its 787 Dreamliner would eliminate the risk of fire, as part of its plan to get the grounded aircraft flying again.
The U.S. aircraft maker said in a slide presentation on its website that it would improve insulation, add heat resistant sleeving to wires, add spacer to lower the risk of overheating in the battery, and add drain holes to prevent moisture build-up.
(Reporting by James Topham and Dominic Lau; Editing by Chris Gallagher)
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