Boeing cleared to resume 787 deliveries

British Airways 787 powered by Roll-Royce Trent 1000 Engines. (Max Thrust Digital)
British Airways 787 powered by Roll-Royce Trent 1000 Engines. (Max Thrust Digital)

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.

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Nick is the senior reporter and editor at UK Aviation News as well as working freelance elsewhere. He has his finger firmly on the pulse on Aviation, not only in the UK but worldwide. Nick has been asked to speak in a professional capacity on LBC, Heart and other broadcast networks.

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