Japanese Company Made Battery That Caused Boeing 787 Fire

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.

Andrew Joseph

About mreman47

Andrew was born in London, UK, raised in Toronto, Canada, and cavorted in Ohtawara, Japan for three years. He is married, has a son and a cat. He has over 35,000 comic books and a plethora of pioneer aviation-related tobacco and sports cards and likes to build LEGO dioramas. He has written and been an editor for various industrial magazines, has scripted comic books, ghost-written blogs for business sectors galore, and hates writing in the 3rd person. He also hates having to write this crap that no one will ever read. He works on his Pioneers Of Aviation - a cool blog on early fliers - even though it takes him so much time to do. He also wants to do more writing - for money, though. Help him out so he can stop talking in the 3rd person.
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