NEW YORK, July 15 Honeywell International Inc
said on Monday it was invited by UK investigators to
participate in the probe of a fire aboard a Boeing Co 787
that occurred on Friday at Heathrow airport in London.
Separately, a source with knowledge of the investigation
told Reuters on Monday that the emergency locator transmitter
was being looked at for possible involvement in the fire.
Honeywell makes the device for the 787.
Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch is the lead
investigator of the fire, with assistance from the U.S. National
Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration
and Boeing. Boeing declined to comment.
"Honeywell has been invited to participate in the Ethiopian
Airlines Boeing 787 fire investigation by the UK's Air Accidents
Investigation Branch," said Honeywell in a statement.
"We've sent technical experts to Heathrow to assist with the
investigation; however at this time it is premature to speculate
on the cause of the fire. We will continue to work closely with
Boeing and the NTSB and await the analysis and output of the
investigation before drawing any conclusions."