Airlines Suspend Dreamliner Operations

Operators of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have moved to ground their fleets following an advisory issued by the Federal Aviation Administration pending safety testing of the onboard batteries. A series of incidents involving the aircraft (most recently an emergency landing in Japan) prompted the directive, with Japanese and US operators the first to suspend operations. … Continue reading

All Nippon Airways’ 787 Services Launched With Hong Kong Inaugural

All Nippon Airways has begun operations of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner with the inaugural flight from Tokyo (Narita) to Hong Kong, marking another milestone in the advanced composite aircraft’s development. Following launch festivities including a traditional Kagami-wari ceremony, the airline’s president and Chief Executive Officer Shinichiro Ito joined members of the media and paying passengers … Continue reading

All Nippon Airways Welcomes B787 Home

Japan’s All Nippon Airways has welcomed home its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft, registered JA801A, landed in Japan at 0904 hrs this morning following a transpacific delivery flight from Boeing’s Everett factory. Company officials joined their airport counterparts, invited guests, media and aviation enthusiasts at Tokyo (Haneda) to greet the special-liveried, carbon-composite jet.   … Continue reading