Boeing delivers its first 787 Dreamliner since May 2021

Boeing delivers its first 787 Dreamliner since May 2021

par David Shepardson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing on Wednesday delivered its first 787 Dreamliner since May 2021, a milestone for the U.S. aircraft maker which has encountered production issues with its jumbo jet.

American Airlines said it took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner since April 2021, pushing its stock up 4.5%. American Airlines Chief Executive Robert Isom reiterated on Instagram that the airline expects to receive nine 787s in 2022.

Boeing confirmed the resumption of deliveries on Wednesday following “extensive technical analysis, verification and rework activities to ensure that all aircraft meet Boeing’s rigorous specifications and regulatory requirements.” Boeing shares rose 3.3%.

Reuters reported on Monday that the United States Aviation Authority (FAA) cleared the way for the delivery of the first aircraft. The FAA last month approved Boeing’s inspection and modernization plan needed to meet certification standards.

After two fatal 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019, the FAA pledged to take a closer look at Boeing and delegate less aircraft certification responsibility to it.

In September 2020, the FAA said it was investigating manufacturing defects in some 787 jetliners.

Boeing has about 120 787 models awaiting delivery.

(Report David Shepardson; French version Dagmarah Mackos, edited by Jean-Stéphane Brosse)

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