Boeing delivers 2 Dreamliners this year

Several 787 Dreamliners undergo final preparations and testing on the flightline at the company's operations in North Charleston. (Photo/Kim McManus)

By Teri Errico Griffis

Boeing released its first-quarter delivery numbers across both the company’s commercial and defense operations and said in the three months, the company delivered 77 commercial airplanes.

The airline manufacturer delivered two 787 Dreamliners in Q1. The company had been producing 787s at its manufacturing and final assembly plant in North Charleston and in Everette, Wash. The company decided several months ago to move all of the 787 operations to North Charleston this year.

United Airlines accepted the first of those two planes as late as March 26, marking Boeing’s first 787 delivery since October following increased inspections by the Federal Aviation Administration.

“We have resumed 787 deliveries, following several months of engineering analysis and inspection work,” Boeing said in a statement a few weeks ago. “Our commitment to safety and compliance led us to thoroughly examine many aspects of the program to ensure we continue to deliver airplanes that meet all regulatory requirements and Boeing’s highest quality standards.”

Boeing’s 737 airplane made up majority of the company’s 2021 deliveries with a total of 63. Rounding out the rest of first-quarter deliveries were six 777, five 767 and one 747.

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