Japan Airlines grounds Boeing 787-8 fleet following incident

Japan Airlines (JAL) announced today that it has grounded its fleet of Boeing 787-8 aircraft.

The airline has grounded scheduled flights of the 787-8 Dreamliner from Japan in response to an incident on a ANA 787 flight on 16 January.

In a statement, JAL said ‘resumption of operations of this aircraft from 17 January 2013 will be decided based on the results of ongoing investigations’.

On 11 January, the US Federal Aviation Administration announced that it had launched an investigation into the 787 following a series of incidents on the aircraft flown by Japanese operators.