Air India flies grounded 787; JAL eyes compensation

Air India has flown its Boeing Co. 787s since aviation authorities around the world grounded the jet Jan. 16.

India’s civil aviation authority gave the carrier permission to fly its 787s to Air India’s engineering base in Mumbai after the global grounding of the Dreamliner, reports the Wall Street Journal. Air India did not fly passengers on those flights to Mumbai.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration grounded Boeing’s 787 after two battery incidents took place on Dreamliners within two weeks. The FAA’s order includes Boeing test and delivery flights of the 787. In terms of commercial flights, the FAA only has authority over United Airlines, the only U.S.-based carrier that currently operates 787s. However, aviation regulators around the world have followed the FAA’s lead in grounding the 787.

Investigators have yet to pinpoint a cause in the 787’s battery problems. The jet’s grounding could last between 30 and 120 days, notes analyst Scott Hamilton on his Leeham Co. blog post this morning.

Japan Airlines said it will discuss compensation with Boeing. The carrier estimates a loss of almost $8 million for 787 groundings through March. JAL has seven 787s.

JAL’s rival, All Nippon Airways, estimated last week that the 787’s grounding has cost the carrier $15.4 million. The Dreamliner’s launch customer, ANA has 17 787s in its fleet.

More in Herald Business Journal

Driving the Dodge Demon, the world’s fastest production car

Our test took place at US 131 Motorsports Park, on a fully prepped professional drag strip.

Mountlake Terrace-based 1st Security Bank wasn’t traded publicly during the recession, but it has seen a steady growth since the recession. (Jim Davis / HBJ)
How stocks in local banks fared since the recession

Every bank was hit hard during the recession, but most have bounced back in a big way.

A look at what some stores have planned for Black Friday

With unemployment low, stores are hoping customers are in a mood to shop.

Boeing bolsters team for potential 797 with leading engineer

Terry Beezhold has been chief project engineer for the 777X program.

Tom Hoban
Are millennials warming up to life in suburbia?

They dominate the apartment market and their wants need to be accounted for, says columnist Tom Hoban.

Camano artist mixes flask, paintings for successful cocktail

Art flasks prove popular as bachelorette gifts, birthday presents and wedding favors.

Katie Garrison
New agent joins Re/Max Elite’s office in Snohomish

Re/Max Elite welcomed a new agent to its Snohomish office. Katie Garrison… Continue reading

UW Bothell Pub Talk looks at Greenhouse Gas Mystery

The Greenhouse Gas Mystery is the topic for the next UW Bothell… Continue reading

EvergreenHealth Monroe pharmacy interns travel to Ghana

Earlier this year, University of Washington School of Pharmacy students and EvergreenHealth… Continue reading

Most Read