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.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner heading for Tokyo turned around over Canada and landed back in Boston.
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.
The Dreamliner is still a week-and-a-half away from taking off from Logan Airport again, but on Monday, United Airlines put its 787s back in the air.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will resume daily service between Boston and Tokyo again on June 1.
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.
At the same time the government certified Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners as safe, federal rules barred the type of batteries used to power the airliner’s electrical systems from being carried as cargo on passenger planes because of the fire risk.
It sits there on the tarmac at Logan Airport waiting for something to happen.
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.