Good news for Lufthansa too: the American aircraft manufacturer is taking a big step closer to restarting 787 deliveries thanks to approval from the FAA.
It’s progressing. The FAA has approved Boeing’s plan to fix production problems and resume deliveries of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This was first reported by Aviation Week magazine. Although the authority and the manufacturer did not make any clear statements, the news agencies Reuters and Bloomberg confirmed the magazine’s report from their own sources.
It is an important step for Boeing to be able to deliver the long-haul jet to customers again. The plan includes inspection and repair procedures for many issues the company has identified in 120 787s scheduled for delivery. In May, the FAA had criticized Boeing’s documents as incomplete.
It could start as early as August
Although the final plan has only now been approved, many problems and solutions have already been agreed in recent months. According to Reuters, Boeing could therefore possibly start deliveries again as early as August. Bloomberg even speaks of plans to start delivery in the second week of August.
Boeing stopped deliveries in October 2020 due to production problems. In the spring, the manufacturer resumed deliveries, but a little later stopped them again due to new production difficulties.
Lufthansa receives D-ABPA first
Lufthansa is also waiting for Dreamliner. At the beginning of June, the airline announced that “the Boeing 787-9 with the registration D-ABPA and the future name ‘Berlin’ will be delivered to Lufthansa in the summer after approval by the FAA”.