The first delivery of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft has been approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration following a 15-month pause. American Airlines anticipates taking delivery of its N880BJ-registered Boeing 787 Dreamliner for the first time on August 10, 2022.Boeing has made the required adjustments to guarantee that the 787 Dreamliner satisfies all certification requirements.
Even though the initial delivery was approved, the FAA said that Boeing is still waiting for permission before restarting the Dreamliner’s remaining deliveries, which were put on hold in 2021 due to manufacturing problems.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner production problem was initially discovered in August 2020 when it seemed that some 787s’ aft fuselage sections wouldn’t be able to sustain the maximum stress, leaving them more vulnerable to structural collapse in flight.
The company reports that Boeing now has 476 unfulfilled Dreamliner orders. Many carriers, notably American Airlines, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Etihad Airways, have been anxiously awaiting the commencement of 787 deliveries for a while.
Boeing stated it anticipates total one-time expenses related to the 787 to be around $2 billion, with the majority of these costs to be incurred by the end of 2023 due to the aircraft’s lengthy delivery delays. For the 787 in Q2 2022, it spent $283 million.