The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States stated in July that some undeliverable Boeing 787s have a new production quality concern that the business must resolve before deployment.
Boeing met with the FAA in August to suggest that the agency adopt a focused inspection procedure rather than nose-to-tail teardowns, which would speed up deliveries.
The regulators, on the other hand, noted internal company debates about the aircraft sample size and reiterated that Boeing’s employee group, which operates as an in-house regulator, must agree to the company’s suggestions.
At the end of June, Boeing reported it had around 100 planes in its inventory ready to be delivered.
Dreamliners start at roughly $250 million on the list, but consumers often pay about half that after reductions.
The FAA has already fined Boeing $17 million for 737 MAX production errors and has directed the corporation to take a number of corrective activities to improve quality control in the 737’s manufacture.
Electrical faults and other issues have plagued Boeing’s 737 MAX and 787 aircraft since late last year, and deliveries of the 787 were only resumed in March after a five-month pause.
As a growing amount of supplies are delayed by a year or more due to delivery delays, the company is facing significant financial issues.
According to the newspaper, aviation data company Ascend by Cirium forecasts that 54, or roughly half, of the Dreamliners in Boeing’s inventory could be at risk of purchasers backing out by Oct. 1.