Japan Airlines divert two Dreamliner flights due to new glitches
Problems unrelated to battery trouble which recently grounded the new Boeing aircraft
Two of the 787 Boeing Dreamliner jets were diverted back to their departure airports today after separate problems with the aircraft. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters
Another Dreamliner headed back to San Diego airport after an indicator showed problems with an engine de-icing system, said Takuya Shimoguchi, another company spokesman.
Problems with lithium-ion batteries led Japan Airlines and ANA Holdings, operator of the largest fleet of the aircraft, to ground their Dreamliners for more than four months this year.
Within two weeks after 787 operations resumed in June, Japan Airlines canceled a Dreamliner flight because of an issue with the engine anti-icing system.
The flight from San Diego, bound for Tokyo, was able to take off again after maintenance, Mr Shimoguchi said.