Geez, is a Japanese company the heart of Boeing‘s problems?
Recent trouble with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner passenger jet – specifically its lithium-ion battery catching fire led to Japan grounding its fleet of 787 planes.
But… who makes the lithium-ion battery? Say hello to GS Yuasa Corp. which hoped its huge sale to Boeing would allow it to make its first profit from that style of battery.
You can see a YouTube Japanese-language news video of GS Yuasa seeing a big drop in its stock prices recently:
Meanwhile, Japan’s Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) traveled to GS Yuasa’s head office to discuss the lithium-ion battery in question.
You can see a photo of the burnt battery on one of my blog’s HERE.
As well… you can read the full story of the FAA and Japanese government question GS Yuasa in a Japan Times story: HERE.