The government failed to properly test the Boeing 787’s lithium-ion batteries and relied too much on Boeing for technical expertise, a new report says.
Boeing says its personnel are trying to find out what caused a fire aboard an empty Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane flown by Ethiopian Airlines at Heathrow Airport Friday.
Boeing’s Dreamliner carried passengers into Boston on Saturday for the first time since the fleet was grounded five months ago because of battery malfunctions.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will resume daily service between Boston and Tokyo again on June 1.
Monday, April 22 marked the first anniversary of non-stop service from Boston to Tokyo. The Japan AirLines 787 Dreamliner sits on the tarmac at Logan Airport where it has been since the first week in January.
Boeing CEO Jim McNerney is sure his company is “very close” to getting its troubled 787 Dreamliner jet back flying again.
Boeing said Friday it sees commercial flights of its grounded 787 jets resuming “within weeks” even though it has not pinpointed the cause of battery overheating.
The burned insides of a battery in the Boeing 787 at the center of a worldwide grounding of the aircraft indicate it operated at a voltage above its design limit, a Japanese investigator said Friday.
The FAA is grounding all U.S.-registered Boeing 787 aircraft until they demonstrate batteries are safe and in compliance.
An All Nippon Airways flight made an emergency landing Wednesday morning in western Japan after a cockpit message showed battery problems.