ANA’s B787 experiences long-haul glitches

Boeing’s Dreamliner launch customer, All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan, had to cancel two of its first 10 flights between Tokyo and Frankfurt, Germany, the new jet’s first long-haul route that opened 21 January.


ANA’s B787 experiences long-haul glitches


Boeing’s Dreamliner launch customer, All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan, had to cancel two of its first 10 flights between Tokyo and Frankfurt, Germany, the new jet’s first long-haul route that opened 21 January.

Boeing’s Dreamliner launch customer, All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan, had to cancel two of its first 10 flights between Tokyo and Frankfurt, Germany, the new jet’s first long-haul route that opened in late January. The glitches on the long-haul flights come after the B787’s relatively smooth entry into domestic service in Japan and on short-haul flights to China.

An ANA spokesperson said the airline canceled the 26 January flight out of Frankfurt, “due to a malfunction of the flaps system” on the aircraft. The problem with the flaps was attributed to “a temporary error in the computer software that monitors the controls of the aircraft.” The spokesperson added that the faulty computer parts were replaced and software reloaded and the aircraft has since returned to service.

To date, ANA has taken delivery of five B787s.