TOKYO, July 13 Japanese carriers, ANA Holdings
and Japan Airlines Co. said Saturday that they
will fly their Boeing Co 787 jets as normal as they
gather information from the U.S. planemaker on the cause of a
fire on one of the carbon composite at Britain's Heathrow
"We are aware of the incident and are checking with Boeing.
Operations of our 787s are continuing as normal," said ANA
Holdings spokesman, Ryosei Nomura. Owning 20 of the Boeing jets,
ANA is the world's biggest operator of the 787.
"As of now 787 operations are normal," Japan Airlines
spokesman Hisanori Iizuka said. Engineers at JAL are in contact
with Boeing to gather information to help it decide on 787
operations going forward, he added. JAL has eight of the Boeing
It was separate overheating incidents on 787s operated by the
Japanese carriers that prompted aviation regulators in the U.S.
and elsewhere to ground the plane for more than three months
until the U.S. maker was able to win approval for a revamped
battery encased in a steel box.