We've delved into our archives to retrieve a June 11, 1979 report on the grounding of the DC-10 fleet following the May 25 crash of an American Airlines DC-10 shortly after takeoff from Chicago O' Hare airport. That was the last time the FAA grounded a fleet until last month's grounding of the Boeing 787 fleet. Click here to read the article, written by David M. North, who later became Editor-In-Chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology.
In the Feb. 4 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology, Guy Norris and Jens Flottau take an in-depth look at the lithium-ion technology and why Boeing is remaining faithful to the technology. Digital subscribers can read it on tablet and mobile devices from late Friday (U.S. East Coast).
You can keep up with developments on the Boeing 787 battery problems by visiting aviationweek.com/787. AWIN subscribers have access to further analysis and data.