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.

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, ...