FAA approves Boeing 787 Dreamliner deliveries after weeks of hiatus

An American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner lands at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida on December 10, 2021.

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Boeing can resume deliveries of its 787 Dreamliners as early as next week, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday after a data analysis problem halted deliveries of the wide-body jets.

“Boeing has addressed the FAA’s concerns,” the agency said in a statement. “The FAA may resume issuing airworthiness certificates next week.”

Boeing said earlier Friday it had completed the work needed to resume aircraft deliveries to airlines and other customers.

“We have completed the necessary analysis confirming that the aircraft continues to meet all relevant requirements and will not require any production or fleet actions,” a Boeing spokesman said. “The FAA will determine when 787 ticketing and deliveries will resume and we are working with our customers on the delivery time.

Boeing shares surged on news that the issue had been resolved, ending the trading session nearly 1% higher.

On February 23, Boeing suspended deliveries of the aircraft after discovering a data analysis error related to the aircraft’s forward pressure bulkhead.

It was the latest in a string of delivery pauses for the jets: A series of manufacturing defects on the twin-aisle planes forced Boeing to suspend deliveries for much of the two years leading up to last August.

Dreamliner customers include major airlines such as American Airlines. The jets would be handed over just as airlines prepare for a busy spring and summer travel season, when they generate a large chunk of their revenue.

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/10/boeing-to-resume-787-dreamliner-deliveries.html FAA approves Boeing 787 Dreamliner deliveries after weeks of hiatus


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