Boeing hopes to announce the revised delivery schedule for the Boeing 787 sometime in the next two weeks, the head of its commercial airplane division said. But getting Federal Aviation Administration approval for fixes to the aircraft will be the key, the Associated Press reports.
Boeing needs the FAA “to agree to fixes we’re going to put in place,” and to restart certification test flights before it can release a new delivery schedule, Boeing president and CEO for commercial airplanes Jim Albaugh said, according to the AP.
FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said the agency is working with Boeing Co. on planning for a resumption of flight tests.
The 787 is three years behind schedule. The latest delay was due to an in-flight fire in November. Boeing resumed test flights last month.