Setback for Boeing: Dreamliner deliveries halted again

A setback for Boeing

Status: 02/24/2023 09:04 AM

The American aircraft manufacturer Boeing is again having problems with the Dreamliner: the US supervisory authority, the FAA, has ordered an investigation. So the manufacturer has to stop delivering again.

Written by Claudia Saar, ARD Studio Washington

According to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the reason for the stalled delivery is problems with a part of the fuselage. Boeing must perform additional analyzes to eliminate the deficiencies. Only when the problems are resolved satisfactorily can the group deliver more 787 Dreamliners.

In the past there have been difficulties with long-haul aircraft many times. Due to various production defects, the aircraft was not allowed to be delivered to customers from May 2021 to August 2022. Manufacturing defects were first discovered in late summer 2020. At that time it was about quality problems near the nose of the aircraft.

The 787 Dreamliner is one of Boeing’s flagship aircraft. The US airline giant said there was no immediate safety or flight issue for its global fleet. Short-term deliveries will be affected. But no changes are expected in this year’s production and delivery forecasts.

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Boeing must stop delivering Dreamliners again
Claudia Sarr, ARD Washington
2/24/2023 7:46 AM


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