Insight: Boeing 787 battery woes put FAA approval under scrutiny

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Wassup wrote:

The FAA appears to be about as worthless as the rest of the current government, i.e. Attorney General (guns to cartels) as State Departgment ( Benghazi ). That’s not to mention passing laws that don’t apply to them, as in Obamacare, and trying to bypass the 2nd. Ammendment to our Constitution. Oh, there’s also the hole called the Post Office, AMGTRAK, need I go on? How about the robbing of Social Security along with the threats to Seniors?? Do you know where your goverment is??? I don’t. It certainly isn’t present.

Jan 22, 2013 10:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
scosprey wrote:

Lithium-ion batteries and plastee-plane (a/k/a the “Firebird”)….FAIL!

Jan 23, 2013 12:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
Neurochuck wrote:

“an odd smell detected in the cockpit and cabin”
Pumping the toxic gases through the aircon does not seem to be what the FAA approved.
The video of the Japanese exiting down the emergency slides was impressive – a stream of dudes in suits, 2 seconds apart, fast walking away when they hit the bottom. Samurai spirit in suits.
One suspects that Indians or Americans would come down in clumps, wrestling each other, fat guys first, and a heap at the bottom shoving and trampling each other to run away from the fire.

Jan 23, 2013 2:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
WJL wrote:

Gifts, entertainment, well paid tenures for outstanding candidates due to their experience and connections, etc. Crony capitalism?? Corruption??

It is doubtful whether the truth will ever be known given the American perchant for ‘managing’ news and massive public relations machinery.

Jan 23, 2013 2:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
tmc wrote:

With our form of government, how is it that so many people expect gevernment agencies to know a given technology better that the industry that created it? All of the best engineers that understand the technologies to not work for the government. Union drones do. They are not capable of determining right/wrong, good/bad, will work vs. won’t work. They can only access what the specific industry is telling them. If three “vendors” all tell them the same thing, that’s what they’ll go with. We really can’t expect any more. To do so is just fooling yourself and the people. If you want the technical problems of this aircraft to be considered, then find a way to get past the business and get the opinion of the actual engineers that really do know it works. Yeah, it’s a pipe dream.

Jan 23, 2013 6:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
Harry079 wrote:

“deciding it was safe to let the lithium-ion battery burn out if it caught fire mid-air as long as the flames were contained, and smoke and fumes vented properly”

Just like the EPA exempted “Fracking Fluids” from the Clean Water Act.

Jan 23, 2013 10:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
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