CHARLESTON, S.C. - On Aug. 10, American Airlines received its first Boeing 787-8 aircraft this year and its first since April 2021. The aircraft, with U.S. Registration No. N880BJ, was delivered from Charleston, South Carolina, and is expected to enter commercial service in the coming weeks. Including this delivery, American currently has 47 active 787 family aircraft in its fleet with an additional 42 on order, AviationPros reports. Continue reading original article.
The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
15 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 is now allowed to resume delivering the two-row, long-range jet.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor