The NTSB said on Tuesday it will hold a two-day investigative hearing on April 23-24 in Washington, D.C., to focus on the January 7 battery fire aboard a Boeing 787 at Boston's Logan Airport. The hearing will focus on issues relating to the design, testing, and certification of the battery system, the board said. Meanwhile, Boeing cancelled a planned 787 test flight on Saturday that was intended to test newly engineered power panels, according to the Seattle Times.
The company did not release any information about the test or its delay, the Times said. However, ground tests were continuing, the Times reported, and a single demonstration flight to certify Boeing's battery fix is expected this week. The NTSB also has scheduled a separate forum, on April 11-12, to focus on lithium battery technology. Source: AIN, Mary Grady
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