Boeing 787s Grounded by ANA, Japan Air

By Bloomberg - 2013-01-16T09:49:45Z

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All Nippon Airways Co. and Japan Airlines Co., the world's largest users of Boeing Co. 787 jets, grounded their entire fleet of Dreamliners in the biggest blow yet to the troubled passenger jet's image.

An All Nippon 787 made an emergency landing in Japan this morning after pilots got a battery-fault warning and smelled smoke, prompting the decision to ground the carrier's entire fleet for the first time, said Ryosei Nomura, a spokesman for the Tokyo-based carrier. Japan Air followed suit. The carriers didn't say how long their fleet of 24 planes will be parked.