After nearly three months, Boeing’s cutting-edge 787 was reapproved for commercial flight. Chicago-based Boeing’s new jet had suffered delays in the past related to its groundbreaking electronics system and composite body. However, the most recent problem related to its Lithium battery have been worse because this was after airlines had begun utilize the aircraft.
Even if the problem is fixed (and some national regulatory agencies such as Japan’s are not sure), its unclear what legacies might be ahead. Will airlines get recompense for the costly grounding of their planes? Will customers feel as safe given these recent events? The answers to these questions will largely determine Boeing long-term business success.