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Japanese carrier’s Boeing 787 has engine problem

The Boeing 787, known as the Dreamliner, is used on for service from Japan to Boston, among other cities.

Kyodo News via Associated Press

The Boeing 787, known as the Dreamliner, is used on for service from Japan to Boston, among other cities.

TOKYO — ANA Holdings Inc., operator of the world’s biggest fleet of Boeing 787s, scrapped a flight with the Dreamliner Wednesday, the third cancellation for the aircraft in Japan this week after a four-month grounding.

ANA couldn’t use the 787 for the flight from Ube to Tokyo because the right engine failed to start. The airline is looking into the cause but said it was separate from the now-resolved battery issues that plagued the 787 earlier.

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Japan Airlines Co., the world’s second-largest Dreamliner operator, also canceled a service with the 787 this week after an indicator on a flight to Singapore showed a problem with the anti-icing system.

ANA and Japan Air restarted flights with the plane June 1 after battery malfunctions kept their Dreamliners on the ground for over four months.

Rolls-Royce Holdings, the maker of ANA’s 787 engines, is working with the airline to understand the problem, a spokeswoman said.

On Monday, ANA scrapped a 787 flight to Tokyo from Fukuoka after a sensor next to an engine indicated a possible problem.

Both carriers, which have a total of 27 Dreamliners, are flying the fuel-efficient aircraft to cities such as Boston and San Jose, Calif., routes that would not be profitable with larger planes.

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