Airbus May Switch A350 Battery to Avo...

Airbus May Switch A350 Battery to Avoid 787 Lithium Woes

There are 1 comment on the Bloomberg story from Feb 8, 2013, titled Airbus May Switch A350 Battery to Avoid 787 Lithium Woes. In it, Bloomberg reports that:

Airbus SAS is developing plans to use standard batteries in its new A350 model and jettison the lithium-ion power source that grounded Boeing Co .'s rival 787 Dreamliner, two people familiar with the plans said.

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Seoul, Korea

#1 Feb 19, 2013
Just switching battery types may not be enough to have a safer plane. The Dreamliner's battery problems were the result of shorting in the battery sub-assemblies. The packaging of the individual Li-ION cells into the battery sub-assembly was performed by THALES! Thales is the primary supplier of all the major avionic systems on all AIRBUS aircraft!

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