Boeing delivers new Boeing 787 after five months of dry spell
Boeing delivers new 787 after five-month of no new deliveries. A brand new Boeing 787-9 was delivered to United Airlines on Friday with a second one to be delivered on Monday.
“We have resumed 787 deliveries, following several months of engineering analysis and inspection work. Our commitment to safety and compliance led us to thoroughly examine many aspects of the program to ensure we continue to deliver airplanes that meet all regulatory requirements and Boeing’s highest quality standards.” – Boeing spokesperson
Boeing 787 type has been facing multiple issues as on Wednesday FAA reported they were taking several corrective actions to address multiple production issues which include structural integrity flaws and potential safety hazards.
Boeing has been faced with strict scrutiny following the crash of two 737 MAX aircraft that killed 346 people. The 737 MAX remained grounded for 20 months before it was certified to fly again.
Last week Boeing has agreed to pay $6.6 million to the FAA as part of a settlement over quality and safety-oversight lapses going back years.
Boeing 787 has received a total of 1,489 orders for all of its 3 variants. 992 787’s have been so far delivered.