Boeing 787 Malfunction – Long-Haul Flights Canceled

The Seattle Times is reporting today that Boeing 787 launch customer All Nippon Airways (ANA) had to cancel two of its first 10 Dreamliner flights between Tokyo and Frankfurt due to “a malfunction of the flaps system”. This first Boeing 787 long-haul route opened Jan. 21.

An ANA spokeswoman said the airline canceled the Jan. 26 flight out of Frankfurt and another flight on Jan. 30 out of Tokyo. Passengers on that flights were transferred to other airplanes.
After the stranded Boeing 787 was repaired in Germany, ANA flew the plane without passengers to its maintenance base at Haneda airport in Tokyo.
Boeing 787 In flight
“A temporary error in the computer software that monitors the controls of the aircraft” has been identified as cause of the malfunction.

Boeing declined to comment on the glitches.

Originally, ANA planned to step up to daily flights to and from Frankfurt on Feb. 1. That was pushed out until March after delays in December in delivering ANA’s next Boeing 787s.
To date, ANA has taken delivery of five 787s. The one on the Frankfurt route – JA805A (cn 34514/31) – is the only one configured for long-haul.

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