Glitches canceled 2 ANA Boeing 787 flights



SEATTLE (AP) — All Nippon Airways had to cancel two of first long-haul Boeing 787 flights on the route that opened last month between Tokyo and Frankfurt.

ANA spokeswoman Jean Saito said the airline canceled a Jan. 26 flight out of Frankfurt due to a malfunction of the flaps system and a Monday flight out of Tokyo because of an error in the software that monitors aircraft controls.

The Seattle Times reports ( ) both glitches were repaired and the planes returned to service.

ANA is the launch customer for the new twin-engine widebody. Saito says the airline is continuing to work with Boeing to make it a better airplane.


Information from: The Seattle Times,