Boeing resumes deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner

Planemaker hasn’t delivered the aircraft since October 2020. Model 787-9 was received by United Airlines

Boeing resumed deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner after five months. A 787-9 model was received by United Airlines, the manufacturer confirmed on Friday.

The widebody jet had not been delivered to customers since October, when the U.S. planemaker sent four units to American Airlines, Etihad, Saudi Arabia and AerCap.

In 2020, the Dreamliner was the most delivered jetliner by Boeing with 53 aircraft, due to the flight ban of the 737 MAX.

“We have resumed 787 deliveries, following several months of engineering analysis and inspection work,” said Boeing.

The 787’s delivery suspension was caused by a series of production flaws such as defective fuselage composite parts and damaged decompression panels.

To correct these issues, the Charleston, South Carolina, plant had to inspect each aircraft produced and make the necessary repairs. The process can take a month and cost millions of dollars.

According to the FAA, four 787 jets underwent an agency scrutiny before delivery, one of them the United jet, Reuters reported.

According to Boeing, there are 497 pending orders for delivery of the 787 family to date.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner deliveries in 2020:

CustomerCountryModelEngineDelivery MonthDelivery Year Quantity
Avolon – IrelandIreland787-9RRJanuary20201
CALC Aircraft Assets LimitedMalaysia787-9GEJanuary20201
Etihad AirwaysUnited Arab Emirates787-10GEJanuary20201
Japan AirlinesJapan787-9GEJanuary20201
Turkish AirlinesTurkey787-9GEJanuary20201
United AirlinesUSA787-9GEJanuary20201
Air EuropaSpain787-9RRFebruary20201
Air France-KLM GroupNetherlands787-10GEFebruary20201
Air Lease CorporationUSA787-10GEFebruary20201
EL AL Israel AirlinesIsrael787-8RRFebruary20201
Japan AirlinesJapan787-9GEFebruary20201
Turkish AirlinesTurkey787-9GEFebruary20202
United AirlinesUSA787-9GEFebruary20202
United AirlinesUSA787-10GEFebruary20201
Air EuropaSpain787-9RRMarch20201
Air Lease CorporationUSA787-10GEMarch20201
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.Japan787-9RRMarch20202
American AirlinesUSA787-8GEMarch20201
Japan AirlinesJapan787-8GEMarch20201
Saudi Arabian AirlinesSaudi Arabia787-10GEMarch20201
Turkish AirlinesTurkey787-9GEMarch20202
American AirlinesUSA787-8GEApril20201
United AirlinesUSA787-9GEApril20202
United AirlinesUSA787-10GEApril20201
British AirwaysUnited Kingdom787-10RRJune20202
Air France-KLM GroupNetherlands787-9GEJuly20201
Turkish AirlinesTurkey787-9GEJuly20201
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.Japan787-9RRAugust20201
United AirlinesUSA787-9GEAugust20202
EVA AirTaiwan787-10GESeptember20201
Turkish AirlinesTurkey787-9GESeptember20202
United AirlinesUSA787-9GESeptember20203
American AirlinesUSA787-8GEOctober20201
Etihad AirwaysUnited Arab Emirates787-10GEOctober20201
Saudi Arabian AirlinesSaudi Arabia787-10GEOctober20201