FAA has not yet approved the company’s proposals on the method of inspection of new boards.
The American aircraft manufacturer Boeing is expected to be unable to resume deliveries of 787 Dreamliner at least until the end of October due to negotiations with the regulator on the inspection of equipment. The Wall Street Journal writes about this.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not yet approved the company’s proposals on the method of inspection of new aircraft. Initially, aircraft transfer to customers was suspended because the concerned and regulatory authorities began more careful inspections of production defects. As a result, Boeing was unable to deliver a Dreamliner worth more than $25 billion. About a hundred aircraft were waiting to be sent to customers by the end of June, prices for each unit start from about 250 million rubles.
On August 2, at a meeting with representatives of the regulator, the company’s specialists suggested that three aircraft from a batch of 106 cars should be examined. However, at least one engineer of the corporation did not agree with this approach. According to sources, the team member represents the Federal Aviation Administration at Boeing. A representative of the regulator said that the agency would not sign documents on the inspection results until the requirements of their security experts are met.
In May, Boeing suspended deliveries of 787 Dreamliner due to additional requirements from regulatory authorities.