The FAA proposal appears to be the use of ceramic to stop any fire from cascading to other cells within the battery. I am perplexed! Why is the stock heading higher? It is crazy. This is not a solution but one simple stop-gap measure to hopefully stop a fire from spreading. How about a REAL solution that saves real lives!? If the FAA and others approve this band-aid, then we will know what is happening behind the scenes! Let's be clear - the role of government is to protect real people and real lives! It is NOT to promote private business. enterprise at all cost!
Boeing is sure confident on the lithium batteries. If they do not come up with something that the FAA can approve, they are putting alot at stake
"Boeing (BA) will not propose abandoning the lithium-ion batteries, however, and is not working on a backup or longer-term fix for the problem that has grounded its entire fleet of 50 787 Dreamliners, three sources familiar with the plan said."
The largest business and contributor to GDP in any nation, is the aircraft industry.
The USA can't survive without it.
You are correct is assuming a bacck door fix with the government.
I'll never the Dreamliner. Only Airbus.