After fixing a series of manufacturing flaws in the aircraft Boeing delivered on Wednesday its first 787 Dreamliner in more than a year.
American Airlines took the first delivery from Boeing’s 787 factory in South Carolina, according to an Instagram post by the airline’s CEO Robert Isom.
Earlier this week the Federal Aviation Administration cleared Boeing to resume deliveries after visiting the 787 factory last Thursday and meeting with FAA safety inspectors.
The delivery is a milestone for the U.S. aircraft giant after two difficult years. Inspections started as a result of two fatal 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019.
According to the FAA they “will inspect each aircraft before an airworthiness certificate is issued” and cleared for delivery.
Boeing confirmed Wednesday it resumed deliveries following a comprehensive engineering analysis.
“Every action and decision influences our customers’ trust in Boeing — we build trust one airplane at a time,” Stan Deal, CEO of Boeing’s commercial airplanes unit, wrote in a note to staff on Wednesday. “We’ll continue to take the time needed to ensure each one meets our highest quality standards.”
Boeing has about 120 787s awaiting delivery.