Japan's transportation ministry is to inspect all Boeing 787 Dreamliners operated by All Nipon Airways Co Ltd (ANA) and Japan Airlines.
The move comes after the airlines grounded a total of 24 Dreamliner aircraft following an emergency landing of a jet in western Japan on January 16 caused by battery problems.
Boeing's flagship planes have recently been experiencing problems such as an electrical fire, a brake problem and a fuel spill, which led to the US Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) decision to conduct a comprehensive review of one of the most advanced aeroplanes ever created.
"You're nearing the tipping point where they need to regard this as a serious crisis," said Richard Aboulafia, a senior analyst with the Teal Group in Fairfax, Virginia. "This is going to change people's perception of the aircraft if they don't act quickly," he added.
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