More problems hit JAL Dreamliners
TOKYO (AFP) - A fresh series of troubles has hit Japan Airlines 787 Dreamliners, with two Tokyo-bound flights forced to turn around and another plane experiencing a minor glitch, the company said on Friday.
The problems came just days after the plane-maker's rival Airbus swooped on long-term customer Japan Airlines (JAL), bagging its first order from the carrier in a US$9.5 billion (S$11.9 billion) deal that challenges Boeing's dominance in the Japanese market.
In the first incident on Thursday, a Tokyo-bound Dreamliner was forced to turn back two hours after leaving Moscow when toilets on the plane refused to flush, JAL said.
There was also a problem with the device that heats meals, according to the company.