After a series of incidents, Japan Airlines said that it has suspended the operation of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet on January 16, 2013. The decision to ground its fleet was taken after an emergency landing of the same aircraft model belonging to All Nippon Airways (ANA) on January 16, 2013.
The airline released a statement which said, “Japan Airlines operates every flight upon confirming that all safety standards have been met”. The statement also said, “In view of the incident encountered by another airline involving the 787-8 aircraft today, Japan Airlines has decided to cancel the operations of its 787-8 aircraft scheduled for flights today to ensure safety.”
The airline has grounded a total of around eight flights in all. The grounded flights also include routes to Boston and San Diego, two flights between Narita and Singapore will continue using Boeing 777 aircrafts. The company also informed that more than 1,400 passengers have been affected by the cancellations of the flights.
The spokesperson of the airline Sze Hunn Yap said that the flights which have been grounded will remain pending due to the results of the ongoing investigation over the safety of the aircrafts. However, ANA could not be reached for comment.