May 28. In yet another blow to the credibility and reputation of the most recognizable brand in civil aviation, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that “Boeing (BA.N) had temporarily halted deliveries of 787 Dreamliners as the agency waits for more data to determine if the plane maker’s planned inspection method meets federal requirements”.
Boeing Co said earlier “it provided the FAA with more information on its undelivered 787 Dreamliners, but that there was no impact on planes already in service”. The FAA noted it had issued two airworthiness directives to address production issues for in-service airplanes.
The U.S. plane maker’s 737 MAX and 787 have been afflicted by electrical and other issues since late last year, and it only resumed deliveries of the 787s in March after a five-month hiatus.
“We are working to provide the FAA with additional information concerning the analysis and documentation associated with the verification work on undelivered 787s,” a Boeing spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “We continue to work closely with the FAA in a transparent and timely manner. There is no impact on the in-service fleet.”
Boeing shares were down 1.9% in early trading to $247.63.