ANA boosts 787 in $16.6 billion Boeing shopping spree

| Mar 28, 2014

ANA boosts 787 in $16.6 billion Boeing shopping spree

ANA Holdings Inc. gave Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner a vote of confidence by ordering 14 more of the jets as part of a $16.6 billion shopping spree a year after regulators grounded the composite aircraft. ANA’s 70-plane purchase Thursday tilted toward Boeing, with the ...

Mar 9, 2014

JAL Dreamliner makes emergency landing in Honolulu

Japan Airlines said Sunday that a Dreamliner flight from Tokyo to San Francisco made an emergency landing in Honolulu, reportedly due to a possible problem in its hydraulic system. The pilot of flight JL002, carrying 171 passengers and crew, decided to divert to Hawaii ...

Boeing reports cracks in Dreamliner wings

Mar 8, 2014

Boeing reports cracks in Dreamliner wings

Boeing said Friday that hairline cracks have been found in the wings of some of its 787 Dreamliners that are still in production, due to a manufacturing problem. A Boeing spokesman said the cracks were found in the composite wings, made by Mitsubishi Heavy ...

Jan 17, 2014

U.S. to send investigator to Japan over Dreamliner glitch

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said it will participate in Japan’s investigation of a smoke event involving a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 jetliner. NTSB aircraft systems investigator Mike Bauer will travel to Japan to assist with the investigation, it said. White smoke was ...

JAL probes another 787 battery incident

Jan 15, 2014

JAL probes another 787 battery incident

Japan Airlines is investigating what caused a battery on a Boeing 787 to emit smoke during preflight maintenance, a year after a fire on one of the carrier’s Dream­lin­ers helped spur the grounding of the global fleet.

Boeing warns of ice risk for GE-powered 787s

Nov 25, 2013

Boeing warns of ice risk for GE-powered 787s

by Chris Cooper

Boeing Co. told airlines that some Dreamliners with General Electric Co. engines must bypass thunderstorms as a precautionary measure, the latest advisory on the 787 that was grounded globally earlier this year. Dreamliners, powered by the GEnx engines, must avoid flying within 50 nautical ...

Nov 18, 2013

ANA finds second 787 cell charger with glitch

ANA Holdings Inc., the biggest user of Boeing Co. 787s, will send its second battery charger in two months to supplier Thales SA after a message signaled a problem during a maintenance check. The airline changed the battery during maintenance on Nov. 16 and ...

Oct 30, 2013

ANA cuts projected profits on 787, fuel

ANA Holdings Inc. on Wednesday lowered its full-year profit outlook after the yen’s decline against the dollar pushed up fuel costs and the grounding of the Dreamliner fleet slowed its network expansion. Net income in the year ending March 31 is forecast at ¥15 ...

Aug 14, 2013

ANA finds problem in wiring of Boeing 787

All Nippon Airways Co. delayed a Wednesday flight from Tokyo’s Haneda airport to Frankfurt for about 1 hour and 40 minutes due to a problem in the wiring of a fire extinguisher for an engine on one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner twin-jets. ANA ...

Jul 29, 2013

Boeing urges more checks of ELTs after fire

Boeing Co. has asked airlines to inspect emergency locator transmitter beacons on a range of planes after ANA Holdings Inc. and United Airlines found faults in the devices on 787s linked to a fire in a parked Dreamliner. The aircraft maker asked operators to ...

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 ...

Another Dreamliner ignites; one turns back

Jul 13, 2013

Another Dreamliner ignites; one turns back

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner caught fire at London Heathrow on Friday while a “technical issue” forced a second to return to a different British airport, sending stocks in the aviation giant plummeting. The fire on the parked Ethiopian Airlines plane forced Heathrow, the world’s ...