While history suggests that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner could one day be a productive part of the skies, that day may not come soon. Experts tell Bloomberg that the investigation into the aircraft’s battery-related fires — which grounded all Dreamliner planes around the world — could take months or years to conclude.
Outgoing US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said that there’s “no pressure” to get the 787 flying again, and a National Transportation Safety Board representative reiterated that there’s no deadline. Tom Haueter, retired director of the NTSB’s Office of Aviation Safety, told the publication that the investigation could last years, due to the evidence damaged by fire.
“The worst scenario is you don’t find anything.”