A Boeing Dreamliner: Ready to take off again
Photo: Robert Schlesinger / DPA
The US aircraft manufacturer Boeing will soon be able to deliver its long-haul aircraft 787 Dreamliner again after a break of more than a year due to manufacturing defects.
"Boeing has made all necessary changes to ensure that the 787 Dreamliner meets all certification standards," the US Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday.
The delivery of the aircraft could therefore begin again “in the coming days”.
The FAA will inspect each individual aircraft before issuing a certificate of airworthiness, the agency said.
When asked, Boeing merely stated that it wanted to continue to work “transparently” with the FAA and the aircraft manufacturer’s customers in order to resume deliveries.
In late summer 2020, Boeing discovered manufacturing defects on some Dreamliners, which led to further problems.
The delivery of the machines was therefore stopped between November 2020 and March 2021 and then again from the end of May 2021.
At the end of June, Boeing had 120 Dreamliners in its inventory and, according to its own statements, continued production at a "very low" rate.
Since its launch in 2004, Boeing has delivered just over 1,000 aircraft of this type.
The problems with the Dreamliner slowed down the aircraft manufacturer's recovery from the economic impact of the corona pandemic and the massive problems with the 737 MAX after two crashes of this type of aircraft in 2018 and 2019.