BOEING-787/ – REUTERS Agency
WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) – Boeing delivered a 787 Dreamliner to German airline Lufthansa on Thursday, the first since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suspended deliveries in late February.
A Boeing spokesperson confirmed the delivery to Reuters.
The FAA halted 787 deliveries on February 23 due to a data analysis error related to the plane’s forward pressure bulkhead, which the company discovered after reviewing certification records.
The FAA said Boeing had resolved those issues and on March 10 approved it to start delivering 787s this week.
The plane took off from Paine Field, north of Seattle, on Wednesday afternoon and touched down in Frankfurt at 8:52 a.m. local time, flight data shows. (Reporting by Valerie Insinna; editing in Spanish by Carlos Serrano)