Recent news headlines have increasingly portrayed the Boeing 787 as an aircraft with a problem. But is there really a problem?
It’s worth noting, that of 49 787’s in service, only 7 are with JAL – yet it’s JAL who are reporting the problems of late.
Also – it’s not unusual to have some small snags when a new aircraft is launched. Most snags are worked out in flight testing – 4,828 hours of flight testing went into the 787, all prior to August 2011 – so most issues would have been worked out. Perhaps the only thing causing new issues, would be the way the aircraft has been handled? Perhaps while attention needs to be paid towards JAL, as well as Boeing.