AVIATION (FAA AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE & 787 LITHIUM ION BATTERY SYSTEM) / FAA airworthiness directive for Boeing 787 lithium ion battery systems problem.

“Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes.” 

April 26, 2013. Final Rule; Request for Comments

In the context of the Boeing 787 lithium ion battery combustion problem, recent NTSB investigation of that matter, and the FAA’s own express statements about this problem – notably what the FAA did not state about whether this problem has actually been solved – this airworthiness directive raises significant questions. See entry in this week’s New Rules & Decisions under “C. TOPICS BY AGENCY INITIATIVE / NTSB Investigation of Boston Logan 787 Lithium Ion Battery Combustion”.