Airbus nixes lithium-ion batteries in A350
Feb 15, 2013 | 01:49 PM
| Fleur Ritzema
LONDON Airbus SAS has abandoned plans to use lightweight lithium-ion batteries in its new A350 airliners in the wake of incidents involving similar batteries on Boeing Co.'s Dreamliner aircraft.
The company will revert to using conventional nickel-cadmium batteries, technology already in use on existing Airbus models.
The decision comes as investigations continue into problems on two of Boeings 787 Dreamliner jets, which use lithium-ion batteries. ....
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