Airbus warned of lithium battery risks a year ago: presentation

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brotherkenny4 wrote:

How many talkinghead CEOs and useless government bureaucrats does it take to figure out someone screwed up. It’s not even a big problem. There are numerous other specific lithium ion chemistries that would have been superior to the one they chose to employ.

Once upon a time there were CEO who probably were astounded that they made so much money and everyone else did the work, now however, the CEOs think they are skilled and important. In that sense, they are insane. Insane because they do and know nothing. They don’t have any connection to reality and they can make no judgement based on information because they no specific skill other than to belong to an ideological group who believes that poor people must be abused.

Jan 28, 2013 3:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Neurochuck wrote:

These safety problems are a big reason for CEOs and wannabee CEOs to have private jets.
They are too vital to the corporation to risk on commercial airlines, so the shareholders must pay.

Jan 28, 2013 4:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WJL wrote:

This is most worrying. Put a known battery fire risk on a plastic plane and do not have any fire suppression system??

The battery housing is only thick sheet metal and will not contain an explosion and subsequent fire.

It appears that Boeing is guilty of reckless behaviour.

Jan 28, 2013 4:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
A380 wrote:

Blame the Penny Pinching Bean counter’s at Boeing HQ.

Jan 29, 2013 3:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Globalman wrote:

Neurochuck, private aircraft have a worse safety record then commercial airliners. CEOs are paid so much (IMO too much) that its less expensive to reduce their travel time by flying in private aircraft rather then waiting hours to fly with us peons.

Jan 30, 2013 3:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SanPa wrote:

Te screw up is that a Boeing engineer would be so intimidated to speak out when the issue was still a development concept.

Jan 30, 2013 3:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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