All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off from Chitose airport in Hokkaido, northern Japan, for Tokyo's Haneda airport on May 26, 2013 as the airline puts its Dreamliner fleet back into service following a four-month suspension due to battery problems. It was ANA's first commercial flight of Dreamliners since the planes were grounded worldwide after two separate incidents on Japanese-owned planes involving overheating of the lithium-ion battery packs in January. [Photo: JIJI PRESS / Imagine China]
Japan's All Nippon Airways has resumed customer service of its Boeing 787 and the first commercial flight has successfully landed at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Sunday.
Hiroyuki Ito is the Senior Executive Vice President of ANA, Boeing's largest client, and he says they have modified all 17 of the aircrafts.
"We conducted the necessary modifications and test flights to ascertain its efficacy. And we made the 787 available to our customers once again."
ANA meanwhile also say they have already completed 170 problem-free test flights ahead of the official trip, but it will be a while before customers' confidence is restored back.
"Honestly, there are still some concerns, but I would like to trust ANA and Japan Airlines."
"I wasn't nervous at all as I've heard that they're tightly checking the safety. I trust them." 7123WD
ANA operates more than a third of all Dreamliners currently in service and has another 36 on order.
The airline planned to restart a full commercial service at the beginning of June.