The situation is up in the air … the Dreamliner aircraft is not … and that is the one-sentence summary of Boeing’s dilemma.
The hopefulness expressed last week for a quick fix to the battery problem grounding the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is not looking very promising, reports CNN.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will conduct further tests to the aircraft on Tuesday. The aircraft, which debuted about 15 months ago, began flying in the U.S. last November. United Airlines is the only domestic commercial airline that was flying the $200-million aircraft by Boeing.
Sunday's NTSB announcement "doesn't bode as well for a quick fix as Boeing would have liked," said John Goglia, a former member of the NTSB, the nation's top aviation investigation agency. "It's one step in the process. It's not great news, but it's not bad news either."