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On January 17, 2013, the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB), and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) providing legal binding instructions that in order to prevent damage to important aircraft systems and the aircraft structure or fire in the electronic equipment bays due to lithium-ion battery failures, the 787 must not be operated unless modifications approved by relevant aviation regulatory authorities are implemented.
Furthermore, the events onboard 787 aircraft of JAL and another Japanese operator are being investigated by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, the civil aviation accident investigation agency of the U.S. where JAL's incident took place, and the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Transport Safety Board, the Japanese civil aviation accident investigation agency. Both entities are cooperating with each other in these investigations.
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