Again, the Dreamliner

Two Japan Airline’s Boeing 787’s returned to their departure airports due to technical issues

Both incidents occurred on October 9, the first event happened when the flight crew discovered a failure on the electrical system right after takeoff, the problem affected power to the galleys and lavatories, the aircraft had to return to Moscow’s Domodedovo Int’l.

The other Dreamliner returned to San Diego when the on board computer detected a failure on the right engine anti-ice system. The other jet, registration JA825J, turned back to San Diego when an alert indicating a failure.

Although both aircraft returned to service after the necessary maintenance actions, both flight were considerably delayed, according to a JAL spokesperson.

JAL is one of the largest 787 operators in the world with 11 787-8s in its fleet. The Japanese carrier also has an additional 13 -8s and 20 of the larger -9 variants on order.

The carrier made the news this week when it signed a landmark deal with Airbus for 31 A350s, its first ever Airbus order. Analysts say reliability issues related to the 787 played a part in turning the loyal Boeing customer towards Airbus.

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