Japan Airlines again postpones 787 service to Sydney

Jun 18, 2014 No Comments by

In a press release to the Australian travel industry issued 18 June 2014, Japan Airlines “confirms it will maintain current Boeing 777 with a three class configuration of Business class,Premium Economy class and Economy class service route until further.”

This will be the second time Japan Airlines has postponed 787 service from Tokyo Narita to Sydney. 787 services were to have started from 25 October 2014. Japan Airlines’ move could be seen as a precautionary one given the “icing issues” affecting the General Electric GEnx-1B engines on the 787.  In a FAA warning issued to 787 operators there is a chance of ice crystals forming in the engine which although rare are likely to occur in convective thunderstorms at tropical latitudes. This same issue also affects the 747-8 which uses the GEnx-2B engines. The Japan Airlines’ press release did not provide further details as to the further delay of 787 services to Australia.

Jetstar Australia recently confirmed that it will commence 787 services from Australia to Japan from late July replacing their A330-200 services.

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