New deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner are not expected before the end of October

Boeing tried to convince FAA to carry out faster inspections on the widebody, but agency did not agree, according to the newspaper

Boeing is not expected to re-deliver new 787 jets until at least the end of October, The Wall Street Journal said, citing sources.

The widebody was last delivered in June to Turkish Airlines. Since then, planemaker has been grappling with new demands from the FAA, which carries out quality inspections in the aircraft’s production.

According to WSJ reports, Boeing held a meeting with the FAA on Aug. 2, when it tried to convince the US civil aviation agency to implement a quick check procedure on just three of the more than 100 planes completed. However, the regulator was not convinced of the efficiency of the process.

The 787 Dreamliner has had several manufacturing problems, whether with composite molding or electrical wiring.

Boeing 787 assembly line (Boeing)

With the drop in demand for widebodies, Boeing concentrated production of the 787 in South Carolina, emptying the Everett plant.

The manufacturer has received complaints from customers such as lessor Avolon and American Airlines, who would have asked to cancel their contracts without any financial penalty.

In 2021, Boeing delivered just 14 787 jets, of the 787-8 and 787-9 variants. The largest Dreamliner, the 787-10, has not been shipped since October 2020.


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