Boeing is expected to resume deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner widebody in the coming days, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the US civil aviation authority, said on Monday.
According to the regulator, “Boeing has made the necessary changes to ensure that the 787 Dreamliner meets all certification standards.”
Even so, the planemaker will not have the autonomy to approve the aircraft ready to be sent to its customers. The FAA explained that “will inspect each aircraft before an airworthiness certificate is issued and cleared for delivery. We expect to resume in the coming days.”
The resumption of deliveries of Boeing’s flagship long-haul jet comes after 15 months. The last time the manufacturer sent one of these planes to an airline was in May 2021.
At the time, Boeing had just resumed deliveries after a months-long suspension seeking to resolve problems on the assembly line.
According to Reuters, American Airlines will be the first customer to receive a 787 this month, which is expected next Wednesday.
There are currently around 120 Dreamliner jets ready for delivery at Boeing’s facilities. The manufacturer has produced some planes, but should only gradually summarize the monthly rate of five aircraft, as it manages to send the ready-made fleet to its customers.