Boeing has halted deliveries of its 787 Dreamliners, adding new delays for customers after a recent five-month suspension of aircraft deliveries due to manufacturing problems, people familiar with the matter. This said
Federal air safety regulators have requested more information on Boeing’s proposed solutions to address previously identified quality issues, these people said.
It’s unclear how long the halt will last, these people said.American Airlines Group Inc. is scheduled to acquire a new Dreamliner this week. But delivery is not expected until next week at the earliest, one of those said.
A Boeing spokesman said the company was working in a timely and transparent manner to provide additional information about the 787 to regulators that did not deliver. The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday confirmed Boeing had halted deliveries of the Dreamliner, saying the aircraft maker needed to show that the proposed inspection methods were compliant with federal safety regulations.
The pause could continue to put pressure on Boeing̵7;s finances as customers often pay large aircraft prices on their receipts and disrupt airline plans as travel demand increases with the increased Covid-19 vaccination. up