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Boeing ‘Almost There’ on 787 Dreamliner Delivery Restart

  • Planemaker focused on final paperwork, executive Deal says
  • Handovers of carbon-composite jet largely halted since 2020
Boeing Dreamliner 787 planes on the production line at the company’s assembly facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Boeing Dreamliner 787 planes on the production line at the company’s assembly facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Photographer: Travis Dove/Bloomberg

Boeing Co. is laying plans to restart 787 Dreamliner handovers that have been largely halted since late 2020, notifying customers of their place in the delivery queue as it works with US regulators to complete the final paperwork.

The planemaker is “almost there” on returning the Dreamliner to service, said Stan Deal, head of Boeing’s commercial airplane division. The company has reviewed the carbon-composite frames for tiny structural imperfections with regulators and key suppliers. He didn’t offer specific details on timing.