Boeing has temporarily stopped deliveries of 787 Dreamliners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said.
Deliveries will resume after the agency studies data to determine if Boeing’s planned inspection method meets federal requirements.
“Boeing still needs to show that its proposed inspection method would meet FAA’s federal safety regulations,” the FAA said in a statement. “The FAA is waiting for additional data from Boeing before determining whether the company’s solution meets safety regulations. Since the FAA has not approved Boeing’s proposal, Boeing chose to temporarily stop deliveries to its customers.”
A few of Boeing’s 737 Max and 787 have had electrical and other issues since late last year. The company had only resumed deliveries of the 787s in March after a five-month hiatus.
“We are working to provide the FAA with additional information concerning the analysis and documentation associated with the verification work on undelivered 787s,” Boeing said. “We continue to work closely with the FAA in a transparent and timely manner. There is no impact on the in-service fleet.”
It was in September that the FAA said it was investigating manufacturing flaws involving some 787 Dreamliners. Boeing said in August airlines operating its 787 Dreamliners removed eight jets from service as a result of two distinct manufacturing issues.
In March, the FAA said it was taking “a number of corrective actions” to address multiple 787 production issues, including retaining authority to issue approval certificates for four specific aircraft.
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