FAA shuts down Boeing 787 Dreamliner deliveries after week-long hiatus

An American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner approaches for landing at Miami International Airport on December 10, 2021 in Miami, Florida.

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Boeing The Federal Aviation Administration could resume deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner next week after a data analysis problem halted deliveries of the wide-body airliner on Friday.

“Boeing has taken the FAA’s concerns into consideration,” the agency said in a statement. “The FAA may resume issuing airworthiness certificates next week.”

Boeing announced on Friday that it has completed the necessary work to resume deliveries of aircraft to airlines and other customers.

“We have completed the necessary analysis to confirm that the aircraft meets all relevant requirements and does not require production or fleet action,” a Boeing spokesman said. “The FAA will determine when 787 ticketing and delivery will resume, and we are working with customers on delivery times.”

Boeing shares rose on the news that the problem had been resolved and ended the trading session about 1% higher.

On February 23, Boeing suspended deliveries of the aircraft after a data analysis error related to the aircraft’s forward pressure bulkhead was discovered.

It was the latest in a series of disruptions to jet deliveries: A series of manufacturing problems with the twin-aisle jet forced Boeing to halt deliveries in the two years to last August.

Dreamliner customers include major carriers American Airlines. The flights are given when carriers are gearing up for the spring and summer tourist season, when they get most of their revenue.

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