Boeing issues formal warning on carriage of Li-ion batteries

By Myles McCormick
Published: Monday, 20 July 2015

The defence and aerospace giant’s warning is likely to be a precursor to the introduction of a more comprehensive set of restrictions on the transport of the power source in future.

US-based aircraft giant Boeing has warned airlines that flying bulk shipments of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in the cargo holds of its passenger carriers poses unacceptable fire hazards.

While the company had previously provided similar counsel to airlines upon specific request for technical advice, this latest move represents its first formal and inclusive...

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