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Boeing is ready to deliver the American Airlines 787 tomorrow

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American Airlines has confirmed that it expects to receive delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 as early as tomorrow. In a statement sent to Simple Flying today, the airline said:

“American expects to receive its first Boeing 787-8 delivery of 2022 as early as Wednesday, August 10. This will be American’s first 787 delivery since April 2021. The aircraft, registration N880BJ, will be delivered from Charleston and is expected to enter revenue service in the coming weeks. Following this delivery, American will have 47 active 787 Family aircraft in its fleet and 42 more on order. We appreciate the work done by the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing during the review process.

Over the past few weeks, speculation has been rife that 787 deliveries were about to resume, but now it’s confirmed. To be fair, neither Boeing nor the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officially endorsed this comment. In fact, when Simple Flying contacted Boeing for this part today, the aircraft manufacturer immediately responded with its cohesive statement, “We continue to work transparently with the FAA and our customers to resume 787 deliveries.” Boeing employees in Seattle, Charleston, Washington or wherever they congregate around the world must feel a sense of relief that they can now continue delivering all those 787s in storage.


American Airlines delivery is first in 15 months

American Airlines is set to add its 47th Boeing 787, the first to be delivered to the airline since April 2021. Photo: Vincenzo Pace I Simple Flying

The 787-8 to American Airlines will be the first 787 delivered since Boeing suspended them in May 2021. Concerns about manufacturing defects in some 787s were raised by the FAA in 2020, including issuing two safety advisories. seaworthiness. Boeing resumed deliveries in March 2021 before halting them again in May after the FAA expressed concern over inspection issues. At the time, the FAA said it wanted to make sure Boeing “has a solid plan for the recovery it needs to perform on a large volume of new 787s in storage.”

It has now been done and dusted off to the satisfaction of the FAA, and Boeing looks clear it needs to push the 787s out the hangar door. Reports say Boeing has about 120 787 completed awaiting delivery, although how many have already been inspected according to the approved plan is unknown. Now that the ball is hopefully back in Boeing’s court, the planner will reveal the inspection and delivery process and a timeline for clearance of the built aircraft.

It’s time to get back to work

Production problems at Boeing and a pause in Dreamliner deliveries complicated the success of the 787-9. Photo: Boeing

Boeing’s unfilled orders report as of June 30 shows an order backlog of 476,787. The most requested type is the 787-9, which has 316 backlogs, followed by the 787-10 with 121 and the 787-8 with 39. Among the orders awarded to a customer, the largest come from Etihad Airways (32), Lufthansa (32), Emirates (30), American Airlines (25) and Qatar Airways (23).

One of the most vocal critics of the 787 delays has been Emirates Chairman Tim Clark, who said earlier this year that he would not be surprised if the airline phased out 787s altogether. in a legal dispute over the Airbus A350, they would likely jump at the chance to take the thirty 787s that Emirates has ordered, assuming Clark still holds his pessimistic view of the program.

It will be fascinating to see the liveries of the 120 undelivered 787s and how Boeing determines each airline’s place in the queue. Will Emirates be on top?

Boeing is ready to deliver the American Airlines 787 tomorrow

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