JAL’s Boeing 787 Troubles: Fire, Leaking Oil & Brakes

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There has been lot’s of coverage in the past week about the JAL’s problems with their new 787 planes. I was just watching CNN this morning, when they pointed out that there had been three separate incidents over the past weeks with JAL’s 787’s.


It is not unusual for new a new plane type to have some teething problems. JAL is currently the biggest Boeing 787 operator and haven’t had a very good week with the new planes.

Wednesday (January 9) Brake Problems


On Wednesday, JAL was forced to cancel an intra-Japan flight after they discovered a problem with the brakes.

Tuesday (January 8) Fuel Leak


On Tuesday, there was a fuel leak just before the JAL’s flight JL007 was about to take off to Tokyo from Boston’s Logan airport.

Monday (January 7) Fire in Boston


On Monday, JAL’s empty 787 catch a fire in its cargo department. The plane had landed to Boston and was empty while ground crew was preparing it to a flight back to Tokyo.


Airbus have had quite a few problems with their A380 airplanes. Last year, there was some wing cracks that were discovered and planes had to be inspected and repaired. Hopefully, there is nothing seriously wrong with these JAL’s 787’s.

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