ANA grounds 5 of 11 Dreamliners

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  1. JALPak
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    http://australianaviation.com.au/2012/07/ana-grounds-5-of-11-dreamliners/

    According to Jon Ostrower from WSJ, the grounded planes are JA802A, JA806A, JA807A, JA808A and JA810A.

    https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/227291883217510400
     
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    Wow, that's not good....
     
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    at least Boeing caught it before it causes any major problems
     
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    I generally prefer to fly planes with more operating experience. I waited well over a year before trying the 380 (intentionally avoiding it on several trips to Oz).

    (I didn't wait long enough it turns out in the case of the 380!)

    Some point next year I'll find my self on a 787 I suspect.
     
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    I sure ANA......has been keeping a close maintenance eye on their 787 fleet.
     
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    Agree, always good to be proactive in the airline business.
     
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    Including proactively charging passengers more too? :p
     
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    I have always been happy to fly in and pilot aircraft that were new. There are always surprises, and surprises in aircraft are not good. The B787 will have some more inevitably, but just as in the A380 testing and preparedness are far better than they qwere even a decade ago so the odds of serious injury are very, very low. I'd fly in a 787 today with enthusiasm.
     
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    I always like the "new car plane smell" ;)

    In all seriousness though, the 787s have undergone so many testings even before NH decided to purchase them. Knowing that, as well as the fact that sh*t can happen at anytime (new or old plane), I would feel safe flying on it.
     
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    I'm happy to ride any mainline aircraft operated by a major legacy carrier with a good reputation. However, if I must fly a less respected carrier, I prefer that it be on a tried-and-true plane.
     
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    a tried-and-true plane can be worse if it's old and poorly maintained.
     
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