I know a lot of airline executives and even customers will be excited about the return of the 787.
According to a report, the FAA has approved Boeing's inspection and modification plans to resume the delivery of the 787-9.
Boeing hasn't been able to deliver any of its planes to airlines over the course of a year. Due to production issues, Boeing hasn't been able to deliver as many as 120 of them. It is expected that Boeing will be able to resume deliveries in the coming days and possibly in August.
Due to these issues, Boeing has slowed down production of the plane. The manufacturer is only able to produce five planes a month. It will take Boeing some time to ramp up production even if the FAA approves it.
According to reports, the FAA has approved Boeing's proposal that would require specific inspections of the newly delivered planes.
Airline customers will be happy to hear that Boeing is able to resume deliveries. We have seen a huge increase in travel demand, so airlines have been relying on new jets to operate certain routes. Several airlines have had a negative impact on their operations as a result of the Boeing delivery halt.
American Airlines is expected to be one of the first to take delivery of the new planes. Nine of these jets will allow the carrier to add more long haul routes.
Hawaiian Airlines is getting ready to start flying Boeings. Hawaiian Airlines hasn't been able to take delivery of the new plane since it was put in the livery over a year ago. Hawaiian's new business class will be introduced on this plane.
Boeing has had a number of issues in the last few years, the biggest of which is the Boeing737 MAX, and everything that emerged about Boeing's corporate culture as a result of that.
Boeing's best selling jet has had some issues of its own. The FAA said that there were manufacturing flaws with the Boeing jets. The FAA promised to be more active in certifying aircraft.
The delivery of these jets was put on hold for around five months. The deliveries were stopped again a couple of months later.
There are gaps between the panels of the carbon-composite fuselage. The production issues as well as the FAA's oversight of the delivery of these jets made it necessary for a more transparent and regulated inspection process to be put in place.
According to reports, Boeing and the FAA have reached an agreement on production issues and should resume deliveries soon. The production of the plane has been disrupted for nearly two years.
I know a lot of airlines rely on these jets to operate some routes, so hopefully those can be delivered in the near future.
What do you think about the restart of Boeing delivery?