Tougher safety tests of lithium-ion batteries that were implemented after Boeing Co.’s 787 was approved remain inadequate to ensure that the power packs won’t overheat in flight, a U.S. investigation has concluded.
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani is the latest to enter the crowded Indian cellular services market, the world’s second biggest. He is spending about $11 billion to get it right with a high-speed fourth-generation network.
A United Nations panel is calling for tougher inspections and detailed labeling of air shipments of lithium batteries following two incidents in which aircraft were destroyed when freight shipments burst into flames.
Ships combing the Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysian Air jet failed to detect new pings that might point the way to the jet’s flight recorders, as investigators narrowed the search area by almost two-thirds.
A Chinese satellite detected an object in the southern Indian Ocean that’s almost the width of an Olympic-size swimming pool, giving renewed impetus to the hunt for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared more than two weeks ago.
The battery life for beacons signaling from submerged aircraft will be increased threefold next year, too late for searchers running out of time to find Malaysian Air Flight 370 before its electronic pulses fade out.
Firefighters at Boston’s Logan International Airport opened the hatch of a burning Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner this week to encounter a hazard from something almost ubiquitous in modern life: lithium-based batteries.