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Boeing warns carriers about flying shipments of lithium batteries

Boeing, one of the world's two largest aircraft makers, warned its passenger airline customers on Friday that flying bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries can cause fires capable of destroying the planes.

July 21, 2015  By The Associated Press

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration also issued a statement acknowledging that testing it has “conducted on the transport of lithium batteries has indicated that it presents a risk.”

The guidance sent to airlines around the globe urged that they not carry the batteries as cargo “until safer methods of packaging and transport are established and implemented,” Boeing spokesman Doug Alder told The Associated Press in an email. | READ MORE


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