The clouds are dissipating in front of Boeing… The American civil aviation regulator (FAA) announced on Monday that the manufacturer had made the “necessary changes” for a resumption of deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner, after a total suspension since May 2021 in due to operational issues.
“We expect deliveries to resume in the coming days,” the FAA said in a statement, assuring that the agency would inspect each plane before delivery.
The first defects on the long-haul 787 Dreamliner were discovered at the end of the summer of 2020. The aircraft being closely examined, other problems have since appeared.
Boeing had to suspend deliveries, from November 2020 to March 2021 initially, then from the end of May.
Deliveries will resume
After deciding in March 2021 to inspect certain 787s itself, the FAA announced in February that it had temporarily withdrawn Boeing's ability to certify its 787 Dreamliners itself.
At the end of June, the group had 120 of these devices in its inventory.
Contacted by AFP, Boeing simply declared: "We will continue to work with the FAA and with our customers towards a resumption of deliveries of the 787".
Following the FAA's announcement, Boeing's stock rose more than 1.5% on the New York Stock Exchange.