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ANA cuts Boeing 787 flights in engine fix

dpadpa 26/08/2016

Nine ANA domestic flights have been cancelled so the airline's Boeing 787 engines can be repaired.

Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) has cancelled nine domestic flights due to problems with Rolls-Royce engines on Boeing 787 aircraft.

ANA, the biggest operator of Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets, was likely to cancel more than 300 domestic flights in September, it said.

The airline has 50 Dreamliner jets and all of them are equipped with Rolls-Royce engines, it said.

Since a problem with the engine was detected in a flight connecting Japan to Malaysia in February, ANA has started to repair the engines for aircraft on international flights.

The airline said it had decided to expand the repairs to domestic flights as similar problems had been observed on domestic flights in recent days.

An ANA flight to Fukuoka was forced to return to Tokyo Haneda Airport Thursday morning after an indicator in a Boeing 787 jet's cockpit showed abnormalities in its left engine.

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