ANA finds damaged battery wires on 787 locator beacons
Quotes

ANA finds damaged battery wires on 787 locator beacons

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 20:13
 
 Comment 0
 
ANA finds damaged battery wires on 787 locator beacons
Tokyo: Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) said Friday it has found damage to the battery wiring on two 787 emergency beacons, the same device suspected of causing a fire on an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft in London this month.

"We have found small damage to the covering of the battery wiring in two Emergency Locator Transmitters," said ANA spokesman Shinsuke Satake.

The company, which operates the world's largest fleet of Dreamliners, will send the two beacons back to the manufacturer, Honeywell International.

One of the devices, which emit distress signals to help rescuers locate downed craft, had not yet been installed on a plane.

An Ethiopian Airlines 787 Dreamliner caught fire at London's Heathrow airport earlier this month forcing the airport to shut down for an hour-and-a-half.

British authorities recommended that the distress beacons onboard all Boeing Dreamliners be disabled, after identifying the devices as the likely cause of the fire.

Boeing's troubled jet was grounded for more than three months earlier this year after two safety incidents involving the plane's lightweight lithium-ion batteries.

AFP



First Published: Friday, July 26, 2013, 20:13


Comments


comments powered by Disqus
Audi TT Coupé
Audi TT Coupé
Shanghai Auto Show 2015
Shanghai Auto Show 2015
PM Narendra Modi in France
PM Narendra Modi in France
PM Modi`s Make in India push in Germany
PM Modi`s Make in India push in Germany
Renault Lodgy MPV
Renault Lodgy MPV

Web Wrap
Contact Us : Privacy Policy : Legal Disclaimer
Copyright © Zee Media Corporation Ltd. All rights reserved