Boeing Battery Fire: Report Due in March


A battery fire occurred on a Boeing (NYSE:BA) 787 Dreamliner jet, part of Japan Airlines (JAIRF.PK) fleet. Since then, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has been looking into the matter, and it announced on Wednesday that a conclusion would be reached by the time March comes to a close this coming year.

The National Transportation Safety Board put out a press release on the investigation, reporting on the details of the investigation — though not its findings. “The analytical and report writing phase of the investigation will follow the completion of the investigative activities,” read the report. “The final report is expected to be presented to the Board at a public meeting in Washington in the fall,” it read.

According to Reuters, regulators have forced the rest of the Boeing Co. Dreamliners worldwide for the next three and a half months. The Japan Airlines’s battery occurrence was not the only issue with batteries that the Dreamliners have seen, a few more following the first, and creating concern for other Dreamliner jets. The battery fire that took place in Boston was found by a mechanic who saw the fire, and the incident on an ANA flight only amounted to smoke, rather than fire — according to Reuters.