Glitches canceled 2 ANA Boeing 787 flights

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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 (http://is.gd/wpYQrq ) 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.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com