Earlier this month, Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 jet caused a fire while it was stationed in Heathrow International Airport. After an investigation led by British accident investigators, the fire was traced back to an area housing one of Honeywell International’s emergency beacon. Since then, British accident invesigators have urged all lithium battery-powered emergency locator transmitters to be thoroughly inspected. The purpose of Emergency locator transmitters are to locate an air craft if it crashes. This has become quite problematic considering that these emergency beacons are placed on more than 20 types of air crafts including all Boeing and Airbus crafts. Boeing has urged all aircrafts to be thoroughly inspected in order to collect data that may help establish the safest rules for passengers.
Boeing Requires Inspections After Fire In Heathrow