14 months after the FAA banned Boeing’s Charleston, South Carolina facility from supplying the model, Dallas-based airline American Airlines said on Tuesday that it has finally started receiving Boeing 787s.
Following worrying information about the manufacturer’s inspection procedures in Charleston, the FAA has suspended Boeing’s 787 operations.
The pause brought additional bad news for Boeing, which had estimated that the production standstill would cost them $5.5 billion earlier this year.
The delivery today indicated that assistance was on the way for airlines who depend on 787s for capacity, as well as for Boeing’s sales for the remainder of this year.
Over the previous ten years, the producer had positioned the 787 as its cost-effective, top-of-the-line widebody product, with approximately 1,500 of the type in three variants on order.
Stan Deal, Boeing’s CEO of Commercial Airplanes said in a note to employees that, “every action and decision influence our customers’ trust in Boeing — we build trust one airplane at a time, and we’ll continue to take the time needed to ensure each one meets our highest quality standards.”