More than a week ago, there was a rumor that the Boeing B787 Dreamliners will resume their deliveries to customers. And now on August 10, American Airlines welcomed back the first B787-8 delivery this year and the first since 2021 after FAA gives the green light on deliveries.
The B787 under registration number N880BJ was delivered from Charleston, South Carolina, and is expected to enter commercial service in the coming weeks.
Upon receiving, American Airlines will now have a fleet of 47 active B787s and another 42 in order.
Issues With Boeing B787:
Since the late 2020s, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has cited that there were manufacturing defects with the B787’s gaps between panels of the carbon-composite fuselage. Initially, due to these defects, the delivery of B787s was halted for five months. Then when it seemed like everything was cleared for two months, deliveries were again suspended until this month.
But with the approval of Boeing’s inspection and modification plans, FAA released a statement:
“Boeing has made the necessary changes to ensure that the 787 Dreamliner meets certification standards. The FAA will inspect each aircraft before an airworthiness certificate is issued and cleared for delivery. We expect deliveries to resume in the coming days.”
Boeing has been not doing well past few years due to B737 Max incidents and issues within the corporate culture. So the FAA acted more strictly regarding the airworthiness certification process.
Finally, the FAA has approved Boeing to deliver B787s to customers and more deliveries will resume shortly. In a statement, the FAA confirmed that Boeing had made the necessary changes to ensure that the Dreamliner meets certification standards.
Boeing currently has over 450 orders on the book and around 120 being backlogged for deliveries. With customers waiting eagerly to receive the aircraft, let’s wait for how the company will manage and deliver these planes without further delay.