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Boeing Gets FAA Clearance to Restart 787 Dreamliner Delivery

  • Planemaker had largely halted 787 deliveries since late 2020
  • American Airlines among customers awaiting delivery of jets
Parts for Boeing Co. Dreamliner 787 planes are seen on the production line at the company’s final assembly facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, US.
Parts for Boeing Co. Dreamliner 787 planes are seen on the production line at the company’s final assembly facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, US.Photographer: Travis Dove/Bloomberg
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Boeing Co. received preliminary US regulatory clearance to restart deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft, paving the way for the end to a drought that drained cash and dented the planemaker’s reputation for quality. 

The Federal Aviation Administration approved Boeing’s plans to inspect and repair tiny manufacturing flaws in the Dreamliner’s carbon-composite frame, two people familiar with the plan said late Friday. The jet manufacturer had largely halted deliveries since late 2020 as its engineers found improperly filled gaps in about 20 locations.