For the most of the past two years, Boeing 787 Dreamliner deliveries have been on hold.
American Airlines claimed to have received one of its 787 aircraft from the Boeing facility in South Carolina.
On Wednesday, Boeing made the first 787 Dreamliner delivery in more than a year, resolving a delay in the delivery of the aircraft caused by a number of manufacturing issues.
Robert Isom, CEO of the airline, announced in an Instagram post that American Airlines received the first brand-new delivery from the Boeing 787 facility in South Carolina.
It marks a significant achievement for Boeing. Although the corporation has had to pay consumers for the delays, the aeroplanes are a significant source of revenue for the manufacturer. The majority of each aircraft’s price is paid upon delivery.
The past two years have seen a significant pause in deliveries. Boeing estimated that the production flaws and a decrease in output during the delivery hold would cost them $5.5 billion earlier this year.
Customers of the Dreamliner, like American and United Airlines, were forced to abandon their brand-new aircraft this year as demand for long-haul international flights increased.
Tiny, improper spacing in several areas of the fuselage was one of the faults found.
Stan Deal, CEO of Boeing’s commercial jets division, said in a memo to staff on Wednesday that “every action and choice effects our customers’ trust in Boeing – we create trust one aeroplane at a time.” “We’ll keep taking the time necessary to make sure every one satisfies our strictest quality requirements.
The Federal Aviation Administration earlier this week said it cleared Boeing to resume deliveries, which were set to begin this week.
The FAA’s acting administrator, Billy Nolen, visited the 787 factory last Thursday and met with FAA safety inspectors about steps to improve production quality, the agency said earlier this week.