Boeing’s B787-9 Dreamliner has been certified by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for commercial service. Boeing is now in the final stages of preparing for the first B787-9 delivery to launch customer Air New Zealand.
“Certification is the culmination of years of hard work and a rigorous flighttest programme that started with the B787-9’s first flight last September,” said Boeing commercial airplanes president and CEO Ray Conner. “With this validation that the airplane is ready for commercial operations, Boeing along with our airline and leasing customers now look forward to introducing the newest member of the Dreamliner family to passengers around the world.”
Twenty-six customers around the world have ordered 413 B787-9s, accounting for 40 per cent of all B787 orders.