Boeing resumes 787 deliveries

Boeing resumed 787 deliveries Tuesday with a delivery to Japan’s All Nippon Airways.

The resumption of Dreamliner deliveries is an indication Boeing’s 787 program is back on track after the jet’s three-month grounding by the Federal Aviation Administration.

“The health of our 787 factories in Everett and North Charleston has never been better or more efficient,” Randy Tinseth, Boeing’s vice president of marketing, wrote Tuesday in announcing the 787 delivery on his blog.

The FAA grounded Boeing’s 787 on Jan. 16 as the result of battery failures on two 787s. Deliveries of 787s also ceased. Aviation officials approved Boeing’s battery solution last month, giving the formal OK to resume flights and deliveries on April 25.

Dreamliner operators are returning 787s to passenger service at their own pace. Ethiopian resumed service within days of the FAA’s decision; ANA will do so on June 1; United Airlines on May 20.

Despite the disruption to 787 deliveries, Boeing still plans to meet its 787 delivery goals in 2013, Tinseth wrote on Tuesday.

The company announced last week that it had increased Dreamliner production to a pace of seven jets monthly. Boeing also has received the first sections for the next model of Dreamliner, 787-9, here in Everett.

Boeing is hosting an online chat Thursday to answer questions about the Dreamliner.

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