According to the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing will resume 787 Dreamliner deliveries in the upcoming days.
For the majority of the last two years, wide-body jetliner deliveries have been on hold while regulators and Boeing investigate a number of manufacturing flaws.
The delivery could happen as soon as Wednesday, according to American Airlines, which has more than 40 of aircraft on order.
For Boeing and clients like American Airlines and United Airlines, who have been without new Dreamliners at the same time that travel demand has increased this year, the resumed deliveries are eagerly anticipated. For lengthy international flights, twin-aisle aircraft are frequently used.
Boeing Continues to Work With the FAA and Customers on The Delivery of The 787
Because the majority of an aircraft’s cost is paid when it is delivered to customers, even though the manufacturer was required to pay customers for the protracted delays, the Dreamliners are a significant source of revenue for Boeing. The business predicted earlier this year that 787 issues, including a decline in production, would cost it $5.5 billion.
Thanks to changes made by Boeing, the 787 Dreamliner now satisfies all certification requirements, according to a statement released by the FAA on Monday. Each aircraft shall be inspected by the FAA prior to the FAA’s issuance of an airworthiness certificate and approval of its delivery.
At first, the news sent Boeing shares soaring, up more than 3% on the day, but they ended the day down only 0.5 percent.
The restart of 787 deliveries was announced by Boeing last month, and CEO Dave Calhoun called it “the moment we’ve been waiting for.” A total of 120 aircraft were in the company’s inventory as of the end of the previous quarter.
Billy Nolen, the acting administrator of the FAA, visited Boeing’s South Carolina 787 factory on Thursday and spoke with safety inspectors about improving product quality, the agency reports.
One of the issues was incorrect spacing in some areas of the fuselage, which was very small in some places.
We continue to work with the FAA and our customers toward delivering the 787, said Boeing in a statement.