A training flight conducted by All Nippon Airways last May 4 on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was marred by a malfunctioning switchboard partially damaged by the heat. ANA said that Boeing's faulty maintenance of the plane was at fault and not the modified battery system issued for the plane. Japan's transport ministry immediately ordered both ANA and Japan Airlines, the two airlines that carry the Dreamliner, to check if they have had similar problems with their other flights.
Japan’s transport ministry has approved the resumption of flights for the troubled Boeing 787 Dreamliners starting Friday night after being banned from flights globally for over three months. This announcement comes in the wake of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s earlier approval to allow all 787s worldwide to fly again starting Friday provided that they replace the lithium-ion battery systems that caused the fires with the replacement battery system that Boeing submitted, similarly approved by the FAA last week.
In the latest update to the much-hyped Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s story, Japan’s transport ministry is set to let the grounded aircraft take to the skies again as early as this week. Transport Minister Akihiro Ota revealed this after US aviation regulators approved of Boeing's new battery system for the airplane last Friday. Japan’s two largest carriers All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines Co. (JAL) are all set for their 787 fleets to start commercial flights again.
Reports say Japan's transport ministry will be requiring Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways to undergo additional safety measures when they will be finally allowed to resume flights with their Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet. The US Federal Aviation Administration is set to lift the world-wide grounding of the 797s in the next few weeks and Japan's transport ministry will probably lift their own ban as well.
The Japanese Transport Ministry on Tuesday revealed that they are taking steps to aid airlines forced to keep their Boeing 787 jets grounded. This is amidst reports that most airlines that have the Boeing 787 Dreamliners in their fleet will be forced to keep them grounded through April and May as it appears the troubled airplanes will not have their long-running battery issues resolved in the near future.
After U.S. and Japan engineers visited GS Yuasa, contractor of the lithium-ion batteries used in Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, on Monday, it looks like Japan’s Transport Ministry is extending its investigation to the United Kingdom. In a statement, the ministry said that they are returning to GS Yuasa today to continue its probe on the batteries, and will also send engineers to a U.K.-based company who supplied the valve actuators—needed in the automating process control—for the 787. The name of the company, however, was withheld to the public as of this time.
Yasuo Ishii, a transport ministry official, said today that engineers from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Boeing and the ministry’s aviation bureau began a probe this morning that will focus mainly on the lithium-ion battery made by Kyoto-based GS Yuasa for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners. He said that they are looking into whether there were problems that occurred during the production process, as they “still don’t know what caused the battery problem” so they are still open to all possibilities.
Following yesterday's announcement about Japan's own investigation into last week's string of malfunctions on various Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts, the Transport Ministry admitted that it, and travelers, were becoming "enormously worried." In terms of its investigation, Transport Minister Akihiro Ota stated that a team of experts had been collected to begin looking into a 787 operated by Japan Airlines (JAL) that suffered from two separate fuel leaks in less than a week.
The ministry of transportation in Japan is looking into the two fuel leaks on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner operated by Japan Airlines Co. (JAL) and what caused them. This came just a few days after the United States started a wide-ranging review of the new Boeing aircraft after a series of incidents, which included a battery fire. The JAL jet had a fuel leak while at an airport in Boston last week and then again over the weekend while undergoing check ups in Japan. Both leaks were said to be of separated valve-related problems.
Cracks appeared in the cockpit window of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane operated by All Nippon Airways (ANA) flying from Tokyo to Matsuyama this Friday. This is the latest incident that has involved the plane that is being marketed by Boeing as its next flagship with its lightweight body and better fuel efficiency.