"Boeing has always been candid. They have never been withdrawn with discussing the facts," said former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune. "I don't believe Boeing agrees with the FAA to the severity of this problem, but never the less it's going to get it resolved and I think relatively quickly."
Lack of Options
Even if airlines currently scheduled to get a Dreamliner in 2015 or 2016 decided they no longer wanted the 787, their choices are limited. They could cancel their orders, but then what would they do? (Read more:
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"Cancelling your airplane orders is a big deal because you do your planning years in advance," Bethune said. "This is way premature to be talking about cancelling orders of airplanes in out years. It is an issue, it will get resolved, how quickly it gets resolved is going to be a measure of its success."
Also, the reason airlines ordered the Dreamliner in the first place was to have newer, more cost effective planes replace their older, less efficient models. If the airline drops its Boeing order and goes to Airbus, it may have to wait even longer to get the A350 because airbus has its own, lengthy backlog of orders. (Read More: Airbus Beaten by Boeing as Orders Plunge.)
Which raises the question, would it make sense for airlines to cancel their Dreamliner order? At this point, the answer for many is no.
—By CNBC's Phil LeBeau; Follow him on Twitter @LeBeauCarNews