London, Mar 15: Aerospace giant Boeing has tested changes to the lithium-ion battery system for the 787 Dreamliner, which has been grounded in the wake of incidents on two planes.
According to chief project engineer for the project Mike Sinnett, one of the changes is a new enclosure around the batteries, which will prevent fires.
He said engineers also minimized potential combustion sources in the batteries, and if there were a release of gas from the batteries, the enclosure would keep it from the rest of the airplane and vent it, CNN reports.
According to the report, there are 50 grounded Dreamliners worldwide, and Boeing has orders for several hundred more.’
The Federal Aviation Administration will evaluate the redesign and must approve it before the Dreamliner can fly again, the report added. (ANI)