Topic: Thales Group
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.
The final report on the crash of Air France Flight 447 says France's flagship carrier was subject to fewer inspections than smaller airlines. The investigators issued 25 recommendations, including ways to improve pilot training, cockpit design, and inspections.