WASHINGTON, March 25 The U.S. National
Transportation Safety Board on Monday said it would hold a
two-day forum April 11-12 to examine the design and performance
of lithium-ion batteries in transportation - a comprehensive
review sparked by battery failures on two Boeing Co 787
Dreamliners in January.
The public forum will examine the design and development of
various lithium-ion batteries, how their use and manufacturing
are regulated, and the use and safety of such batteries in
various modes of transportation.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration grounded all 50
Boeing 787s in use worldwide in January after failures of two
batteries on two separate aircraft.