ANA revises schedule to serve Haneda and to cope with turbine blade issues

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 25, 2016 17:59

ANA revises schedule to serve Haneda and to cope with turbine blade issues

All Nippon Airlines (ANA) has revised its schedule to cope with several 787 aircraft being grounded for maintenance on their Trent 1000 engines. The airline is reported to have found corrosion on turbine blades inside the engines. So far nine aircraft have been affected. The airline states that further changes to its schedule could be required.

Rolls-Royce has stated: “We are aware of the situation and are working closely with ANA to minimise the effect on aircraft service disruption.”
The corrosion may have been related to the high cycles performed by the aircraft at ANA, which uses the 787 for shorter routes.

ANA took delivery of its 50th 787 aircraft a few weeks ago.

ANA announced a new schedule this week to take account of its new Haneda-US services to JFK and Chicago made possible thanks to the agreement reached in February 2016 between Japan and the U.S. authorities to allow the operation of daytime departure and arrival slots (6 a.m.-11 p.m.) at Haneda to and from U.S. cities.

ANA is also increasing the flight frequency between Narita and Ho Chi Minh City to twice-daily beginning October 30, as well as launching a new flight service between Haneda and Kuala Lumpur.

 

 

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Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 25, 2016 17:59