Boeing is sticking with plans to speed up production of its 787 and sees no reason to change the lithium-ion battery design at the center of the troubled plane's problems, its CEO said Wednesday.
Parts of the disassembled battery taken from the Boeing 787 that caught fire Jan. 7 in Boston are laid on a table at the National Transportation Safety Board laboratory in Washington.
Three waves of firefighters failed to save a Securaplane building in Oro Valley from a 2006 battery fire.
When a test of a lithium-ion battery charger turned into an inferno at Securaplane Technologies Inc. in 2006, temperatures reached as high as 1,200 degrees and three waves of firefighters failed to save the building.
A damaged main lithium-ion battery, left, is seen with undamaged unit off an All Nippon Airways 787.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will visit Tucson today as part of their inquiry into the safety of Boeing's flagship 787 Dreamliner.
The federal government grounded Boeing's newest and most technologically advanced jetliner Wednesday, declaring that the 787 cannot fly again until the risk of battery fires is addressed.
Tucson-based Aztera LLC has helped Redflow Ltd. of Brisbane, Australia, install four of its zinc-bromide modules in the U.S. for testing.
The Blood Hound, a device that Aztera helped develop for Solvonics Medical in Chandler, uses special LED lighting to help health-care providers locate veins.
Entering the shop area of Aztera LLC's Tucson headquarters, CEO Manny Teran points to a refrigerator-sized battery and control system housed in a shipping crate.
AAA Arizona's Great Battery Roundup is being held today through Sunday.
PHOENIX — Arizona lawmakers are renewing a push for legislation to prohibit young drivers from using cell phones while behind the wheel.