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  • michaelkelly963 michaelkelly963 Mar 7, 2013 7:32 PM Flag

    Question about In Flight Test

    Boeing is supposedly ready to ask FAA permission to test fly the planes. Test what? The proposed solutions are 1. encasing the battery 2. sensors to detect smoke and 3. venting. They admit they have not found the cause yet. So when they get the plane in the air - are they going to deliberately start a fire? To see if the mitigation safety features work? And if so, how will they spin that in any positive way? Assuming the safety features work will they then come out with a press release that says, "We test flew the plane. We started a fire in the battery. The sensors picked up there was a fire, the fire was better contained within the newly encased battery compartment, and the smoke was vented properly - So Welcome Aboard!!!!"

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