The industry’s reaction to VDRP was askance. Private lawyers expressed concerns that the conditions precedent to getting the get out of jail free ticket.
A fault in the battery can cause a fire. Even if a fire starts elsewhere, a lithium battery makes for formidable fuel. When a fire spreads from cell to cell within a lithium-ion battery, it can burn at 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Two stories suggest that the FAA’s new SMS safety program, which has been heralded as reducing safety risks, might be an effective tool to address this WAVE of problems in hazmat shipping.
There seems to be a substantial risk that someone traveling on a train, bus, or crowded subway would be injured by a Samsung Galaxy Note7 conflagration. Shouldn’t these other modes issue similar orders prohibiting the carriage of these PEDs?
Flatulence + ignition sources = likely disastrous consequences for airplanes.