Boeing resumes 787 deliveries, starts with ANA

Eurasia News

Boeing said Tuesday it has resumed deliveries of its 787 Dream-liner aircraft, suspended since January after the airplane was grounded globally because of overheated battery problems.

“Boeing has resumed 787 deliveries with an airplane delivered today in Everett to ANA,” the US aerospace giant company said in a statement, referring to Japan’s All Nippon Airways and Boeing’s factory in Washington State.

All 50 of the Boeing 787s in service were grounded in mid-January after a battery fire on one plane parked at Boston airport and battery smoke forced an emergency landing in Japan.

On April 25, the US Federal Aviation Administration approved Boeing’s 787 battery fix that cleared the way for the aircraft to fly again.

ANA, the first and biggest 787 customer with 17 of the high-tech planes in its fleet, said last week it would resume flights with the battery-modified 787s on June 1.