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Batteries and the Dreamliner

Battery safety has figured prominently in the news recently because of incidents related to the lithium-ion batteries aboard Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and the subsequent grounding of the fleet.  Given the potentially severe outcome of any system failure onboard an aircraft, it is clear that some of this attention is warranted, however, the sheer number of articles and column inches devoted to these incidents seems disproportionate to the actual events as reported.



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