Victims mourned on 28th anniversary of JAL jet crash

Aug 12, 2013

Victims mourned on 28th anniversary of JAL jet crash

About 350 relatives of the victims of the 1985 crash of a Japan Airlines Boeing 747 climbed near the crash site on Mount Osutaka in Gunma Prefecture Monday to mark the 28th anniversary of the nation’s worst air disaster, which claimed 520 lives. Bound ...

Jul 23, 2013

JAL will continue using ELTs in 787 fleet

After completing an inspection of the emergency locator transmitter beacons on its fleet of nine Dreamliners, Japan Airlines Co. said it will continue using them on the aircraft. The second-biggest Boeing Co. 787 operator found no faults with the ELTs after starting an inspection ...

Jul 19, 2013

JAL 787 returns to Boston to check fuel pump alert

A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 that left Boston for Tokyo on Thursday returned because of a potential fuel pump problem, the carrier said, dismissing concerns that the planes were facing a new crisis. The high-tech Dreamliner has encountered a spate of problems since resuming ...

JAL Narita-Helsinki flights start, using 787s

Jul 2, 2013

JAL Narita-Helsinki flights start, using 787s

Japan Airlines Co. on Monday launched a new daily round-trip service from Narita airport to Helsinki using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. JAL had planned to start flying to the Finnish capital on Feb. 25 using the fuel-efficient plane but had to delay it after ...

Engine, de-icer glitches dog 787s

Jun 12, 2013

Engine, de-icer glitches dog 787s

An All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 flight is scrubbed when one of its two engines fails to start, marking the third straight day of problems for the next-generation Dreamliner.

Ministry orders JAL, ANA to inspect Dreamliners

Jun 5, 2013

Ministry orders JAL, ANA to inspect Dreamliners

Transport minister Akihiro Ota said Tuesday he has ordered Japan Airlines Co. and All Nippon Airways Co. to inspect all of their Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one operated by JAL experienced a problem with its battery container Sunday. Ota also urged the carriers to ...

Jun 3, 2013

JAL 787 is grounded by glitch in battery bay

A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner scheduled to fly Sunday from Tokyo to Beijing experiences a problem with an air pressure sensor for its battery container, prompting JAL to use another aircraft for the flight.

JAL completes successful 787 test

May 3, 2013

JAL completes successful 787 test

Japan Airlines conducts its first test flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner since the aircraft was grounded worldwide, with an eye to resuming commercial flights in June.

Boeing takes out full-page ads to repair reputation

May 1, 2013

Boeing takes out full-page ads to repair reputation

Boeing on Monday took out full-page advertisements in major Japanese newspapers as it tries to piece together its reputation in the wake of the worldwide Dreamliner grounding. The U.S. manufacturer is fighting a rear-guard action in Japan, the biggest single market for its troubled ...