The delivery of 787 Dreamliners is likely to be delayed by Boeing until late October. The deliveries are likely to be halted as the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States has refused to accept the proposal of the plane manufacturer. Boeing had recently requested the agency to inspect them. Earlier in July, the FAA had confirmed that some undelivered Boeing 787 planes have a new manufacturing quality issue. The agency had said that Boeing would have to fix the issue before it could start the shipment. The plane manufacturer had tried to persuade the FAA on August 2 for a fresh inspection method.
This would have helped the company to speed up deliveries by completing some of the targeted checks. At the moment, plains are checked from nose to tail before being given a green signal for delivery to airlines. But the regulator did not accept the proposal and said that the group of employees that are considered to be in-house regulators need to accept the company’s proposals. Commenting on the decision, a spokesperson of the FAA said that the agency would continue to work with Boeing to reach a conclusion. “However, the agency is not going to give a green single until our experts are not satisfied with the safety,” the spokesperson said.
787 and 737 Max planes manufactured by Boeing have been stopped from delivering to airlines. The decision was taken after FAA deducted electrical defects and some other issues in these planes last year. This came as a setback for Boeing as the halt comes just months after the delivery was started. The issues were first detected last year. Boeing fixed those issues on his level and then started the process of delivering those planes. But the company had to once again halt the delivery process in just two months. Boeing has repeatedly said that it is committed to ensuring full transparency with FAA. The company also said it is with the regulator to fix issues and resume deliveries.