Unexplained battery problems decimate flights
Another 379 All Nippon Airways flights scheduled for February 1-18 have been cancelled as a result of the still-unsolved problems surrounding the Dreamliner. This almost doubles the number of its cancellations since the emergency landing in western Japan on January 16 – a total now reaching 838 flights. The Japanese airline has the biggest fleet of Boeing 787s.
All 787s worldwide continue to be grounded due to unexplained battery problems. The business newswire Bloomberg reports this morning that industry analysts estimate Boeing may have to write off $5 billion in anticipated revenue because of the crisis.
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