Posts Tagged “Thales”
Air travel is a very safe mode of travel, with few accidents and a trend line that points to increasing safety year by year. The following chart shows worldwide airline fatalities per million passengers from 1976 through 2014. The trend line shows that safety is continuing to improve for the industry as a whole. (more…)
Our fourth annual EFB survey report will be available from Monday January 18. The 34 page report (PDF) includes six sections (Airline Operations, Connectivity, Business Case Drivers, Future Planning, Cyber Security, Tablet EFBs) with 46 charts and a foreword by IATA. The survey has input from 80 airlines, making it one of the broadest sources on this subject.
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Here’s news nobody wants to read about during the Dubai show. The last thing Boeing and aerospace firms want to hear about is 787 and batteries. But the news is back.
While news should really be that it appears a Thales battery charger is the item at fault, the world will focus on the 787 and the Japanese airlines. It appears these airlines and Boeing know what happened with the 787’s batteries earlier, there has still not been an explanation of how or why it happened.
The consequence of the mystery means that any news related to 787s and batteries continue to attract press attention. It is important that these issues are dealt with and fixed so they do not occur again. But it seems this is not case yet. Which is not a good thing.
Yesterday afternoon the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a press briefing to document its preliminary findings and describe its plans as it searches for a root cause of the battery fire aboard the JAL Boeing 787 in Boston and cooperate with the JASB, which leads the investigation of a battery fire that occurred on an ANA flight in Japan. (more…)