Boeing gets green light to fly 787s in Japan again
The move follows the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s posting of the Airworthiness Directive for Boeing’s 787-8 online Thursday. The directive goes into effect upon publication Friday in the Federal Register.
It outlines the modifications necessary for the much-anticipated Dreamliner to fly again after faulty battery systems grounded the aircraft earlier this year.
The Japanese ministry said All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines — the country’s two largest 787 operators — have already begun installing modified lithium ion batteries on their 787 jets.