U.S. Senate to get update on Boeing 787 probe
A U.S. Senate committee has scheduled a hearing for later this month to get an update on the ongoing investigation into Boeing’s 787 battery problems, among other topics involving the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will host the proceedings, which will be webcast, on the afternoon of April 16 in Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile, the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating a Jan. 7 battery fire aboard a Japan Airlines 787 parked in Boston, is holding a forum entitled “Lithium Ion Batteries in Transportation” on April 11 and 12 and its own investigative hearing on April 23 and 24.
Boeing’s high-tech jet, which are assembled in North Charleston and Everett, Wash., have been grounded by the FAA since Jan. 16.