The main events on the Dreamliner’s saga are listed below. We have used public sources for this sequence – there could be major omissions. Please let know if you find any.
What can we learn from this sequence of events? Some may say that the project was too ambitious. Others that Boeing used too many new and untested technologies, new suppliers and partners. Still others might point to the inflexibility introduced due to initial decisions. Of course, one could also say that Boeing weighed three outcomes, stop, proceed and fail, and proceed and succeed. What other main factors could have contributed to this sequence of events?
Note: Each of the event titles have been taken verbatim from the original articles.