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NTSB released new documents indicating that a battery fire on a 787 Dreamliner took an hour and 40 minutes to extinguish. The smoke reduced visibility to zero and the heat was so intense it melted a stainless steel casing for Dreamliner's lithium-ion batteries, according to the NTSB.
Boeing's CEO met with Akihiro Ota, who heads the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and with the director general of the Civil Aviation Bureau, to explain the proposed solution to the problem of the batteries overheating.
All Nippon Airways says problems with the lithium ion batteries prompted the airline to replace them 10 times. The NTSB wants more info about the 787 batteries from Boeing.
Boeing 787 batteries seemingly passed first inspections this week as US and Japanese officials came up with few answers in their cursory examinations of the Boeing 787's battery fires. The company's outsourcing strategy and a weak permitting process may have contributed to the Boeing 787's glitches.