After suspending deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft in February over worries about a potential fuselage defect, the FAA has given Boeing the go-ahead to resume deliveries.
Boeing discovered an analysis mistake relating the pressurization bulkhead at the front of the aircraft during its assessment of certification records, which was done by one of its suppliers.
As a result, on February 24, 2023, the FAA and Boeing both announced that deliveries were stopped while a full review was being done and pertinent documentation was being updated.
The 787s now in use are not in immediate danger, according to Boeing, and the most recent problem should not necessitate any extra modifications to the aircraft beyond those previously planned.
The regulator acknowledged that Boeing had addressed the FAA’s concerns in a statement on March 10, 2023, and the agency might resume issuing airworthiness certificates for the Dreamliner.