Boeing 787 Battery Investigative Hearing

Agenda

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DAY 1 - Tuesday, April 23

Opening Statement by the Chairman, Board of Inquiry (9:00 – 9:30)

  • Introduction of the Board of Inquiry and Technical Panel
  • Introduction of the Parties to the Hearing
  • Statement by the Investigator-in-Charge

Panel 1: B787 Battery System – Selection and Certification Requirements (9:30 – 12:30)

Topic Areas

  • Reasons for selecting Li-Ion battery technology and its classification as novel design
  • Process for evaluating battery/battery system as novel design and developing certification requirements (Issue Paper)
  • Resulting Special Conditions and their interpretation
  • Applicability of Airworthiness Standards for Equipment, Systems, and Installations (14 Code of Federal Regulations 25.1309)
  • Industry safety standards used in development of certification requirements
  • Certification program timeline and high level compliance plans

Witnesses

Federal Aviation Administration

    • Dorenda Baker, Director, Aircraft Certification Service
    • Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate
    • Steve Boyd, Manager, Airplane and Flight Crew Interface Branch
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      Boeing

    • Mike Sinnett, Vice President, 787Chief Project Engineer
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      Technical Panel

      Dana Schulze
      Mike Hauf
      John DeLisi
      Bob Swaim
      Emmanuel Delbarre
      Yuji Yanagisawa

       

Panel 2: B787 Battery System Design and Development (2:00 – 5:30)

Topic Areas

  • Prime and subcontractors battery expertise and experience
  • Role of prime and subcontractors in the development and design approval of the battery system
  • Cell and battery design and specifications
  • Charging system design and specifications
  • Design development testing and evaluation:
    • Battery, cell, and integrated system testing
    • Test failures / investigations
    • Engineering analysis and evaluation of design during development phase
    • Resulting design modifications

Witnesses

    Boeing

    • Jerry Hulm, Systems Engineer, Associate Tech Fellow, Regulatory Administration
    • Mehdy Barekatein, Systems Engineer and Authorized Representative
    • Kamiar Karimi, Senior Technical Fellow, Electrical Power Systems

    Thales

    • Sandra Voglino, B787 In Service Program Manager
    • Thierry Queste, Project Design Authority for B787 Program
    • Arezki Bouzourene, Battery Product Technical Engineer

    GS-Yuasa

    • Takahiro Shizuki, Manager, Large-scale Lithium-ion Battery Technical Department, Special Battery & Lithium-ion Battery Division
    • Hiroaki Yoshida, General Manager, Large-scale Lithium-ion Battery Technical Department, Special Battery & Lithium-ion Battery DivisionDaisuke Konishi, General Manager of the Lithium-ion Battery Business Unit Development Division

Technical Panel

Joseph Panagiotou
Bob Swaim
Joseph Kolly
John DeLisi
Mike Bauer
Yuji Yanagisawa
Emmanuel Delbarre

 

DAY 2 Wednesday April 24, 2013

Panel 3: B787 Battery System Design Verification and Validation (9:00 – 12:00)

Topic Areas

  • Battery, cell, and integrated system testing pertinent to certification (qualification, development, other)
  • Safety Assessments
    • Purpose with respect to certification
    • Analyses performed to evaluate battery safety risks (Boeing, Thales, GS-Yuasa roles)
    • Data sources for analyses

 Witnesses

    Boeing

    • Jerry Hulm, Systems Engineer, Associate Tech Fellow, Regulatory Administration
    • Martin Robinett, Manager of Regulatory Administration, Authorized Representative Administration System Integration

    Thales

    • Sandra Voglino, In Service Program Manager
    • Thierry Queste, Project Design Authority for B787 Program
    • Arezki Bouzourene, Battery Product Technical Engineer

    GS-Yuasa

    • Takahiro Shizuki, Manager, Large Scale Lithium Ion Battery Technical Department, Special Battery & Lithium-ion Battery Division
    • Yoshiaki Namikawa, General Manager of the Special Battery Technical Department, Special Battery & Lithium-ion Battery Division
    • Daisuke Konishi, General Manager of the Lithium-ion Battery Business Unit Development Division

Technical Panel

Bob Swaim / Mike Bauer
Mike Hauf
Joseph Panagiotou
Dana Schulze
John DeLisi
Joseph Kolly
Yuji Yanagisawa
Emmanuel Delbarre

 

Panel 4:B787 Battery System Certification / FAA Finding of Compliance (1:30 – 5:00)

Topic Areas

  • Certification process structure and comparison to prior certification programs
  • Retained and delegated approval authority
  • Oversight of delegation organization / authorized representatives
  • Oversight of validation testing for B787 Li-Ion battery
  • Findings of compliance and review of safety assessments for B787 Li-Ion battery

Witnesses

  • Federal Aviation Administration
    • Dorenda Baker, Director, Aircraft Certification Service
    • Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate
    • Steve Boyd, Manager, Airplane and Flight Crew Interface Branch
  • Boeing
    • Doug Lane, Director, Boeing Commercial Airplane Regulatory Administration

Technical Panel

Mike Hauf
Dana Schulze
John DeLisi
Bob Swaim
Mike Bauer
Emmanuel Delbarre
Yuji Yanagisawa