American Airlines receives first 787 Dreamliner since May 2021

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American Airlines receives first 787 Dreamliner since May 2021

Boeing has delivered its first 787 Dreamliner since May of last year.

American Airlines received its first Boeing 787- 8 aircraft this year, and the first since April 2021, according to the company.

The aircraft was delivered from Charleston, South Carolina.

American currently has 47 active 787 family aircraft in its fleet with an additional 42 on order. The Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing did a great job during the review process, and we appreciate the work done, the airline said Wednesday.

The carrier has 8 and 9 aircraft in service.

The news sent shares up 4.5% and American Airlines CEO Robert Isom took to Instagram, reiterating that the airline expects to receive a total of nine 787 s in 2022.

The aerospace company told Reuters it had resumed deliveries after thorough engineering analysis, verification and rework activities to make sure all aircrafts conform to Boeing's exacting specifications and regulatory requirements. The Federal Aviation Administration FAA cleared the way for the plane's delivery, according to the outlet on Monday.

In September 2020, the FAA said it was looking into manufacturing flaws in some 787 jetliners.

In January, the company disclosed a $3.5 billion charge due to 787 delivery delays and customer concessions, as well as $1 billion in production costs stemming from production flaws and related repairs and inspections.