TOKYOIn response to the incident involving an engine failure on JL904 on December 4, 2020, operating from Okinawa Naha to Tokyo Haneda airport, and the United Airlines incident involving an engine failure on February 20 (Local Time),2021, Japan Airlines has suspended the operations of Boeing 777 jets equipped with identical P&W manufactured engines.

As there are no known reports about to resume the operation of the P&W-equipped Boeing 777s, JAL has announced that it would accelerate the retirement of all its P&W-equipped Boeing 777s by March 2021, which is originally planned by March 2022.


The carrier will replace those planes with the Airbus' state-of-the-art new generation widebody jets A350-900 with low noise and fuel efficient engines.

JAL took delivery of its first Boeing 777 in 1996. The carrier has been operating Pratt & Whitney equipped Boeing 777-200 and 777-300 jets.