It has been a roller coaster of a timeline for Boeing regarding the production and deliveries of Boeing B787 Dreamliners. Today, there is good news from the FAA as it has issued a green light for delivery resumption.
FAA Suspends Boeing B787 Deliveries Due To Fuselage Issues
Late last month, the FAA issued Boeing to suspend its B787 deliveries due to another issue with the aircraft’s fuselage component. The company stated this issue was an “Analysis error” and poses no safety concern for the active fleets.
The company issued a statement last month saying:
“In reviewing certification records, Boeing discovered an analysis error by our supplier related to the 787 forward pressure bulkhead. We notified the FAA and have paused 787 deliveries while we complete the required analysis and documentation.”
FAA Allows Boeing To Resume B787 Deliveries
Now there is good news for Boeing. The FAA has today approved Boeing to resume of its widebody 787 Dreamliner deliveries as early as next week. The manufacturer has now met the requirements under the FAA standards.
Boeing said the data analysis error found in February was unrelated to the previous quality issues. And the FAA said it will resume issuing airworthiness certificates next week.
Boeing Has Been Suffering From Constant B787 Suspensions & Resumptions
Boeing is facing quite a time for its B787 Dreamliners as this was not the first time the manufacturer is facing issues with deliveries of Dreamliners.
Deliveries had to be suspended in May 2021 after the FAA discovered gaps around the forward pressure bulkhead and it took nearly a year-long delay until Boeing replaced that component to restart deliveries in August 2022.
Furthermore, aside from the production issues, FAA was not happy with Boeing’s inspection process of manufactured aircraft.
As of today, the FAA has given Boeing a green light to resume deliveries of the B787 Dreamliners. The latest suspension came after there was a fuselage analysis error issue from the supplier. Luckily, Boeing managed to resolve this issue earlier and the deliveries can be made as early as next week.