May 23, 2013 China Certifies 787.
This post needs a little background. Before the whole battery issue Boeing was prepping 787s for delivery to China Southern and Hainan Airlines. Then all of the sudden Boeing moved the China airframes to long-term storage. Nothing came out from either Boeing or the airlines set to take delivery. Now, this was late last year. Fast forward to 2013 and the FAA and the JAA grounded the 787 fleet. The EU aviation authority quickly followed suit. As Boeing worked on the battery fix they also sorted out their issues with the Chinese aviation authority. Today, the Chinese issued a type certification for the 787 and I assume deliveries will begin shortly.