WASHINGTON - Boeing Co. received preliminary U.S. regulatory clearance to restart deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft, paving the way for the end to a drought that drained cash and dented the planemaker’s reputation for quality, Julie Johnsson and Alan Levin report for Bloomberg. Continue reading original article.
The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
9 August 2022 - The FAA had recognized a problem with quality of finished parts in the 787 manufacturing process that resulted in very small gaps at structural joints that were outside of spec.
Both Boeing and the FAA have stated that the 787 defects do not pose any immediate safety or flight issues, and the aircraft has not been grounded. Now, Boeing will soon be allowed to resume delivering the two-row, long-range jet.
“We will continue to work transparently with the FAA and our customers towards resuming 787 deliveries,” Boeing said in an emailed statement to Bloomberg.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor