Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Japan to look into auxiliary battery of ANA's Dreamliner


Tokyo: The Japanese authorities today said that they will conduct an analysis of a battery for the auxiliary power unit used in Boeing's 787 Dreamliner that made an emergency landing in Western Japan last week.
It comes after an All Nippon Airways ( ANA) 787 had to make an emergency landing due to a battery malfunction.
Japanese and US transport authorities are currently looking into the main battery of the ANA plane that caught fire.
The battery for the auxiliary power unit was intact, but the safety board decided to review the two batteries -- both made by GS Yuasa Corp.
An electrical fire that caused smoke in the cabin of another Dreamliner jet operated by Japan Airlines Company in Boston earlier this month originated from a battery for the auxiliary power unit.
23/01/13 PTI/Business Standard