Engine Overheats on ANA Boeing 787 Okinawa-Tokyo

Engine Overheats on ANA Boeing 787 Okinawa-Tokyo
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Last weekend, an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 operating the Okinawa-Tokyo flight returned due to one of it’s engines overheating.

Information has been released pertinent to this incident.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

ANA Flight NH468 – Okinawa-Tokyo…

Engine Overheats on ANA Boeing 787 Okinawa-Tokyo
Data provided by RadarBox.com.
Engine Overheats on ANA Boeing 787 Okinawa-Tokyo
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ANA flight NH468 is a routine scheduled flight between Naha, Okinawa and Tokyo Haneda.

The aircraft involved in the incident is registered as JA811A.

As per data from Planespotters.net, JA811A is a 11.9 year old Boeing 787-8 that was delivered to the airline in July 2012.

Of the 787-8 variant, ANA has 34 of them in the fleet.

Furthermore, of that 34, all but two are in active service, hosting an average fleet age of 11 years.

NH468 departed Okinawa at 1456 local time on May 18 and initially climbed out towards Tokyo Haneda.

However, near Yamato, the aircraft performed a u-turn back to Naha Airport.

After around an hour and two minutes in the air, the ANA Boeing 787 landed safely back into the airport.

As per The Aviation Herald, the issue caused the cancellation of the flight in it’s entirety.

It is understood the issue at hand was the left hand Trent 1000 engine displaying an overheating indication.

Aircraft Grounded for Two Days Due to Fixes Needed…

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Data from RadarBox shows that the ANA Boeing 787 operating NH468 Okinawa-Tokyo was grounded for two days following the incident.

On May 20, the aircraft repositioned from Naha to Haneda following fixes being made to complete a repositioning flight.

The aircraft didn’t fly again until the next day, where it has been back in commercial service since.

The ANA 787 has operated flights to Hiroshima and Ishigaki from Tokyo Haneda safely since the engine overheat.

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