After the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) apparently accepted a repair and inspection plan created by the troubled aircraft maker, Boeing may be ready to resume deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Due to structural defects discovered in the aircraft and worries regarding Boeing’s inspection procedure, the FAA halted future deliveries in May 2021, leaving the Chicago-based aerospace firm with a backlog of 120 Dreamliners.
Boeing recently acknowledged publicly that it was close to receiving FAA certification to resume deliveries and manufacture of its 787 model. If two sources cited by Reuters are reliable, American Airlines should receive the first delivery.
According to Boeing, it is already “getting airplanes ready for delivery” and is working to “finalize actions” that will allow the Dreamliner program to continue.
It will take some time for Boeing to ramp up production once certification has been officially granted, and it might be months before the firm is able to scale up to five Dreamliners per month as anticipated.
Boeing has already suffered a $3.5 billion loss as a result of the 787 program’s suspension, and $1 billion more in expenses from correcting production defects may be incurred.
The reports that the FAA and Boeing will shortly allow 787 deliveries were not addressed on Friday.