Boeing Statement on U.S. National Transportation Safety Board 787
SEATTLE, Feb. 7, 2013
SEATTLE, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Boeing (NYSE: BA)welcomes the progress
reported by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the 787
investigation, including that the NTSB has identified the origin of the event
as having been within the battery. The findings discussed today demonstrated a
narrowing of the focus of the investigation to short circuiting observed in
the battery, while providing the public with a better understanding of the
nature of the investigation.
The company remains committed to working with the NTSB, the U.S. Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) and our customers to maintain the high level of
safety the traveling public expects and that the air transport system has
delivered. We continue to provide support to the investigative groups as they
work to further understand these events and as we work to prevent such
incidents in the future. The safety of passengers and crew members who fly
aboard Boeing airplanes is our highest priority.
The 787 was certified following a rigorous Boeing test program and an
extensive certification program conducted by the FAA. We provided testing and
analysis in support of the requirements of the FAA special conditions
associated with the use of lithium ion batteries. We are working
collaboratively to address questions about our testing and compliance with
certification standards, and we will not hesitate to make changes that lead to
improved testing processes and products.
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