Unlike the convenient world of software patches and downloadable upgrades, Boeing's lithium-ion battery fix has serious consequences.
We looked at the Boeing 787 Dreamliner lithium-battery issue a few months back ("Dreamlining Boeing and batteries"), and the good news is that Boeing has come up with a solution (aka "fix") that is approved by the FAA and is being implemented on both in-process and delivered aircraft.
But unlike the convenient world of software patches and downloadable upgrades, this is the real world with serious mechanical, electrical, and thermal consequences. I won’t detail the totality of the fix here - you can Google it yourself or read this well-written piece "How Boeing Rescued the 787" from The Wall Street Journal (sorry, it may be behind their pay wall).
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