Japan’s two chief airlines have grounded their Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one was compelled to make an emergency landing because of battery problems. Despite the grounding of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Australia’s Qantas Airways has maintained that its order for 15 Dreamliners will remain in progress.
Qantas decision comes after All Nippon Airways (ANA) grounded its convoy of 17 Dreamliners after its flight NH 692 from Yamaguchi Ube was compelled to land shortly after takeoff. Japan Airlines (JA) followed suit, voicing that it would ground its convoy of seven 787 Dreamliners from January 16 until further notice.
The grounding of Japan’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners represents the latest hindrance for Boeing and its problem-hit Dreamliner planes. Lately, Boeing 787 Dreamliners have suffered crises like fuel seepages, a cracked cockpit window, brake difficulties and an electrical blaze.
Paul Lewis, Boeing’s spokesman, has remarked that Boeing would function with appropriate regulatory agencies to deal with the latest Dreamliner crisis. The markets have reacted uneasily to Japan’s grounding of Boeing 787 Dreamliners as the Dreamliner was regarded as Boeing’s flagship new airplane. Boeing had obtained orders from the globe’s biggest airlines for the Dreamliners.
Subsequent to Japan’s grounding of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, India’s aviation regulator voiced that it would reassess the Dreamliner’s safety and talk to parts makers. The aviation regulator has expressed that it had no plans to ground the six Dreamliners currently being utilised by Air India. United Airlines is the only US carrier currently using the Dreamliners, with the carrier remarking that it had no immediate plan of action.
On Wednesday, briefly after ANA’s flight, NH 692, took off, from Yamaguchi Ube to reach Tokyo’s Haneda airport, smoke was detected in the cockpit. But there was no smoke in the passenger compartment. A suspicious smell was reported nonetheless. ANA has remarked that it doesn’t know the source of the smoke but is conducting an investigation.
The ANA’s Vice-President, Osamu Shinobe, has remarked at a press conference that the pilot resolved to make an emergency landing at the Takamatsu airport after he eyed an error message in the cockpit. As per the ANA, 129 passengers and 8 crews were evacuated, with some passengers experiencing minor wounds.