Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

Boeing Dreamliner: Japanese Airline Changed Problematic Battery 10 Times Before FAA's Grounding

Travelers Today       By    Antranig Dereyan

Updated: Jan 30, 2013 10:06 AM EST

Text Size: A A A

All Nippon Airways Reveals More Details About Dreamliner Ground
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) inspection charge Lorenda Ward (R), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical advisor Eric West (3rd R), unidentified Boeing Co. official (2nd R) and members of the Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB) inspect All Nippon Airways' (ANA) Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner plane, which made an emergency landing on Wednesday, at Takamatsu airport in Takamatsu, western Japan(Photo : Reuters)

More information has leaked out in the Boeing Dreamliner saga.

Japan's All Nippon Airways, who's Boeing-787 Dreamliner was grounded after it had to make an emergency landing in Japan when its main battery overheated now reveals that it changed the in-question lithium-ion battery 10 times before the jets were grounded worldwide due to the battery problem.

An ANA spokeswoman, Megumi Tezuka, speaking to the Associated Press on Wednesday said, "the airline was not required to report the battery swapping cases to Japan's Transport Ministry because they did not raise safety concerns and did not interfere with flights."

Share This Story

Adding, "the batteries were replaced because they failed to charge properly or showed other problems.

Tezuka also claims that they informed Boeing, which manufactures the Dreamliners, about the issue.

According to USA Today "U.S. regulators said Wednesday they asked Boeing Co. to provide a full operating history of lithium-ion batteries used in its grounded 787 Dreamliners."

After the All Nippon Airways incident on January 16 and another Dreamliner battery-related incident a week prior, on Jan. 7, the FAA ordered that all 50 Dreamliners in circulation be ground immediately for safety-concern issues and is actively investigating the issue.

Boeing spokeswomen, Katie Bergman, in Seattle, speaking to USA Today said "the company was aware of the report, but had no comment."

In related news, Boeing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average-listed company reported their fourth-quarter earnings report and stated " it foresees "no significant impact" on its earnings or plans going forward from the recent problems with the 787 Dreamliner," according to USA Today.

© 2014 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Featured Video : Travel Expert Stefanie Michaels aka 'Adventure Girl' Reveals Her Favorite Fourth of July Destinations
Join Our Conversation

ADVERTISEMENT

Travel Tips

20th Anniversary Of First Online Sale

Travel Credit Card: What Are The Best Travel Credit Cards Of 2014 And What To Look For In A Travel Credit Card?

Hopping on a plane and booking a hotel for the next travel would be entirely hassle free with the help of a travel credit card. Yet, where does one start and what should one look for in a travel credit card? Also, what are the best travel credit cards of 2014?

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

NOAA Photo Library

Japanese Whaling Research Program: Australia Considering Next Move To Halt Japan's Antarctic

A Japanese whaling research program is currently in the works; however, Australia and other countries are planning to hamper the study that is to be carried out by the powerful Asian country with a long history of killing whales for commercial purposes, The Sydney Morning Herald has learned.

India Space Probe Lanched

India Mars Probe: India First Asian Nation To Launch Mars Obiter; MOM Only Costs $74M Compared To NASA’s $671M?

India Mars probe has entered the orbit of the Red Planet on Wednesday, as reported by the Indian Space Research Organization or ISRO. It was a shoestring-budget Mars Orbiter Mission or MOM spacecraft that was unmanned.

JetBlue cabin

Jetblue Emergency Landing: Jackson Rathbone Tweets Engine Explodes, Smoke Fills Cabin, Emergency Landing Leaves 4 Injured

Jetblue emergency landing at Long Beach Airport occurred on Thursday morning as a JetBlue flight bound for Austin, Texas departed from Long Beach but was forced to turn back shortly. According to officials, the pilot of the diverted plane announced the Jetblue emergency landing at Long Beach Airport due to an emergency with one of the plane’s engines.

Paris Catacombs

Buried In Love: 1500-Year Old Skeletons Holding Hands Italy, 700-Year Old Skeleton Couple Found In England, Skeleton Couple Found In Romania

Archaeologists today have not only discovered the secrets of Stonehenge but some have excavated a number of peculiar graves. Early this year, a 700-year old skeleton couple was found buried in England. The skeletons appeared to have been holding hands. This is the same as the 1500-year old skeletons holding hands Italy and the skeletons holding hands in Romania.

Five Guys

National Cheeseburger Day Sonic Noncompliant But Many Others Offer Free, Discounted Burgers

It's National Cheeseburger Day and Sonic is non-compliant to this wonderful celebration that honors the creation of the amazing bundle of flavors and joy. Nevertheless, there is no time to spare in sulking over Sonic's decision as other establishments have already confirmed that they are giving away free burgers and some even give big discounts for their flavorful and cheesy cheeseburgers.

Blood Alley

Blood Alley Vancouver: Reportedly One Of The Most Haunted Spot in Vancouver

Halloween is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate it that hit up a famous haunted spot. Reportedly, there is one in Vancouver that is worth taking a look at. The name of the place alone is sure to give anyone the spooks. Here’s all there is to know about Blood Alley Vancouver.

Arbeit Macht Frei

Oskar Groning, 93-Year-Old Auschwitz Guard Faces Trial For 300,000 Counts Of Accessory To Murder?

Oskar Groning was once referred to as the “accountant of Auschwitz.” He is also one of the few former Nazi guards assigned at the death camps to speak out against those who denied about the occurrence of the Holocaust.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2014 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics