The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved changes made by Boeing to the way it manufactures Boeing 787 Dreamliners paving the way for the airframer to resume delivery of the type to airlines.
Boeing was forced to halt production of the Dreamliner in the autumn of 2020 after manufacturing defects were found leading to many of the jets being grounded.
Another issue followed this in July 2021 and the FAA raised concerns about Boeings inspection processes
As part of the approval, the FAA will inspect each aircraft before clearing it for delivery from the backlog of around 120 aircraft.
The first aircraft has now been approved meaning that Boeing can deliver its first new Dreamliner in 16 months to American Airlines, potentially this week.