US aircraft maker Boeing will receive the green light to resume deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner model “in the coming days”, according to the US commercial aviation industry regulator.
“The changes indicated in the manufacturing process of these models are fulfilled”, said the regulator, this Monday.
Deliveries of the company’s best-selling model have been halted since spring 2021, prompting Boeing to make necessary changes to “ensure that the 787 Dreamliner meets all certification standards,” the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. The FAA has ensured that every new aircraft produced will be inspected.
The first defects of the 787 Dreamliner model were discovered in the late summer of 2020. The possible flaws, “where the components are joined together, caused pressure on the bulkheads of the planes”. A deeper analysis eventually revealed other problems.
Boeing had to suspend deliveries from November 2020 until March 2021 and then until the end of May this year. At the end of June 2022, the group had 120 of these aircraft. “We will continue to work with the FAA and our customers to resume 787 deliveries,” Boeing concisely told AFP.
Following the FAA’s announcement, Boeing shares rose more than 1.5% on the New York Stock Exchange.
Source: With Agencies