Boeing receives preliminary approval for 787 Dreamliner deliveries

noveltyJul 30 ’22 at 10:24 amAuthor of the book: AP

US aircraft maker Boeing has received preliminary approval from the FAA to reintroduce the 787 Dreamliner, sources told Bloomberg News. The 787 Dreamliner was grounded for nearly two years due to construction defects.

A Boeing 787-9. (Dinendra Haria / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

Insiders say the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA for short, has approved Boeing’s plans to investigate and fix construction flaws in the aviation code. A construction error occurred in joining parts of the hull of the boxes. Around twenty holes were found that were not properly filled.

Repair

The FAA’s approval does not mean that sales of the aircraft type will immediately rebound. Boeing must first make the necessary repairs. The FAA must inspect and approve each aircraft individually. According to sources, Boeing aims to resume deliveries of the aircraft on August 8.

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Since the end of 2020, about 120 of the 787 Dreamliners have been grounded, for about $338 million (converted to about 330 million euros). Airlines such as American Airlines have planes on order from Boeing.

Financial damage

If the plane can be resold, Boeing can recoup the previous financial loss from keeping the plane on the ground. In the second quarter of this year, Boeing posted a much lower profit than a year ago, largely due to production problems with the 787 Dreamliner.

Earlier this month, Boeing’s chief commercial officer, Stan Diehl, said the planemaker plans to ramp up production. He said during the important Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom that the Dreamliners will be delivered and stocks will fall. There, Boeing took more new orders for the first time than rival Airbus, which has done better for years.

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