TOKYO, March 4 GS Yuasa Corp, the
Japanese maker of lithium-ion battery cells used in Boeing Co's
787 Dreamliner, said it is working closely with the U.S.
company, lead battery contractor Thales SA of France
and regulators to get the 787 back into the air.
Its statement comes after a report in the Wall Street
Journal on Thursday said the company disagreed with Boeing about
what should be included in a package of measures aimed at
getting the airliner back in the air.
"Workers involved in design, production and quality control
are working 24 hours a day using all their technical skill and
knowledge to uncover the cause and make the battery safer," GS
One battery caught fire onboard a Japan Airlines Co
plane in Boston while another forced an All Nippon Airways Co
plane to make an emergency landing in western Japan in
January, prompting regulators in the U.S., Japan and elsewhere
to ground all 50 Dreamliners in operation.