Category: Japan Airlines (JAL)

Boeing 787 Concerns Linger as 330 Minutes ETOPS Approved

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the Boeing 787-8 for 330 minute ETOPS, or extended operations. The 330 minute ETOPS will allow the twin engined 787 aircraft to fly 330 minutes from the nearest diversion airport. The new ETOPS certification is great news for Boeing and 787 operators alike, opening up new, direct routes the […]

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JAL to Resume 787 Dreamliner Flights

JAL and ANA to Resume 787-8 Flights June 1   Chicago – May 11, 2013 ( Japan Airlines, also known as JAL, officially announced the resumption Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flights starting on June 1, 2013. JAL’s direct competitor, All Nippon Airways, or ANA, will also resume Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights on the same day. Joining […]

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Will the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fly by May?

Boeing Preparing 787 for Flight   Louisville, KY – March 27, 2013 ( Boeing made a successful test flight with the 787 Dreamliner and improved lithium-ion battery on March 25th. A Boeing owned 787 built for LOT Polish Airlines, Line Number 86, made the 2 hour 9 minute check-flight. According to Boeing, the check-flight went […]

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Leaks of Reported 787 Fix Raise Questions

Video: Boeing 787 Tokyo-Narita to San Jose Mineta Intl Inaugural Landing Many Concerns About Leaked Boeing 787 Fix Louisville, KY – March 2, 2013 ( There’s been a lot of buzz in the news lately about the Boeing 787 battery fix. Boeing will not go on record to say what the exact fix is, but […]

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Faces STEEP Challenges Returning to Sky

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a Flying Laptop? February 26, 2013 – (Louisville, KY): Airlines around the world are pulling the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from their summer schedules, including Chicago based United Airlines, as it becomes clear the battery fix will take time. Boeing engineers met with the FAA last Friday to present technological solutions when […]

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Update on JAL 787 Battery Fire – Short Circuit

NTSB Continues Investigation into JAL 787 Battery Fire at Boston February 8, 2013 – (Louisville, KY): On January 7, 2013, a battery fire occurred on a JAL Boeing 787 Dreamliner parked at Boston Logan Airport. A second event involving the Boeing 787 Lithium-Ion battery happened in Japan with All Nippon Airways on January 16, 2013, […]

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Weight of Two Checked Bags Keeps 787 Dreamliner on Ground

Is the Lithium-Ion Battery Safe for Aviation? January 31, 2013 – (Louisville, KY): The new 787 Dreamliner is starting to become a nightmare for Boeing in addition to 787 operators as the grounding of the aircraft continues into another week. Can it be true the mere weight of a couple checked bags is keeping the […]

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Caught Up in Boeing 787 Dreamliner Groundings

January 17, 2013 – (Louisville, KY): Within 15 minutes of exiting the US Customs Hall at San Francisco International Airport yesterday, I receive news the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is grounding the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. I had just arrived from Tokyo only to repeat the day of January 16th, thanks to Boeing, ANA, and […]

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Continued Turbulence for JAL – Fuel Leak at Boston

JAL 787 Dreamliner Fuel Leak at Boston-Logan Airport One day after a fire broke out in the rear electronics bay of a JAL Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner at Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS), another JAL Dreamliner has experienced problems. After JAL Flight 8 from Tokyo-Narita (NRT) arrived into Boston today, the aircraft was turned to operate […]

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Fire Reported on JAL 787 Dreamliner in Tail at Boston

Battery Catches Fire on JAL Boeing 787 after landing in Boston Japan Airlines (JAL) flight 8 safely arrived at Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS), today, January 7, 2013. However, about 25 minutes after arrival, a mechanic spotted smoke coming from the rear cargo hold of the aircraft. According to sources at Massport, a battery caught […]

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