Investigation Underway But Boeing’s 787s Remain in the Air

Boeing 787 Planes

Even after flames engulfed an empty Boeing (NYSE:BA) 787 Dreamliner parked at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday, doing serious harm to the plane, airlines around the world continue to fly the jets.

But the incident has reignited uncertainty for Boeing and the 13 airlines currently operating the Dreamliner — including Ethiopian Airlines, whose jet caught fire — because the plane has been plagued by a string of problems. Now, an investigation has been launched.

Since two battery meltdowns forced regulators in the United States and Japan to ground the Dreamliner fleet in January for three-and-a-half months, Boeing has fought to rebuild trust in the wide-body plane.