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.

May 27, 2013

Dreamliner completes first commercial flight since grounding

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner returned to Japanese skies Sunday for its first commercial flight since battery troubles grounded the advanced aircraft globally in January. The nonscheduled All Nippon Airways flight touched down at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda after taking off from New Chitose ...

May 3, 2013

Dreamliner to the air again

All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines receive the go-ahead to resume flights of their 787 Dreamliners after Boeing modifies the jetliner’s battery system.

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 ...

Safety panel begins test on ANA 787

Apr 9, 2013

Safety panel begins test on ANA 787

Transport authorities probing the battery accident on an All Nippon Airways Co. Boeing 787 earlier this year began testing the grounded jetliner Monday at Takamatsu Airport. The Japan Transport Safety Board will investigate how the battery system performs when subjected to conditions similar to ...

Boeing 787 flight tests new battery system

Apr 7, 2013

Boeing 787 flight tests new battery system

Boeing Co. has conducted the final test flight of its 787 Dreamliner to demonstrate the safety of troubled aircraft’s new battery system, as part of a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certification exam. “Today’s flight marks the final certification test for the new battery system, ...

ANA to seek 787 compensation from Boeing: Shinobe

Mar 19, 2013

ANA to seek 787 compensation from Boeing: Shinobe

All Nippon Airways Co. wants compensation from Boeing Co. for the grounding of its entire fleet of 787 Dreamliners and plans to make the request once the advanced jet is flying again, ANA’s incoming president said. Senior Executive Vice President Osamu Shinobe, who will ...

FAA: Boeing fix won't end 787 grounding fast

Mar 1, 2013

FAA: Boeing fix won't end 787 grounding fast

Boeing Co.’s proposal to get the 787 Dreamliner back in the skies, while comprehensive, will require extensive testing even if approved before regulators end the plane’s grounding, the top U.S. aviation official said. Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta on Wednesday wouldn’t speculate when the ...