Former paratrooper now whistleblower revealed defects in battery of Dreamliner years ago

An all out NTSB investigation concluded that a 787 Dreamliner battery that was not properly tested caused an explosion that sparked a fire which burned down a three-story administrative building at the Secureplane facility in 2006. Now, a 53 year old former paratrooper, Michael Leon ¬†a whistleblower, spoke last week to an NTSB investigator recently and gave him extensive materials raising safety concerns about Securaplane Technologies Inc. an Arizona company making chargers for the highly flammable lithium-ion batteries at the core of the probe. ¬†Battery failures have grounded the global fleet of 50 Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners. Leon, who says he was fired for reporting safety concerns about the batteries. Once recent event with a Dreamliner involved a fire on a parked 787 at Boston’s Logan airport. Securaplane hired Leon as a senior engineering technician. The company was taken over by Meffit in April 2011, which now makes three battery-related systems for the 787. Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers.