The FAA approved the inspection and repair plan developed by Boeing earlier this week after months of intense negotiations. American Airlines was the first carrier to take delivery of the 787 Dreamliner after the lifting of the embargo.
“American received its first Boeing 787–8 this year and first since April 2021,” — The airline said in a statement yesterday. “The aircraft, registration N880BJ, has been delivered from South Carolina and will enter commercial service in the coming weeks.”
The Dallas-based airline currently has 47 Dreamliners in its fleet, with 42 more in service. order.
American was forced to reduce its planned route network due to delivery delays, but plans to take on eight more 787s before the end of the year. Since the FAA suspended deliveries in May 2021, Boeing has accumulated 120 Dreamliners owed to customers.
It will take several months for the aerospace giant to ramp up production and reach its previous level.
Last month, Boeing officials reported that the company had suffered losses in the amount of $3.5 billion as a result of the suspension of the 787 program. In addition, about $1 billion more will have to be paid to eliminate production shortcomings.