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Air Canada becomes the only international four-star airline in North America

UK-based research firm Skytrax has awarded Air Canada four stars, the only international network carrier in North America to get that distinction.

The much-coveted rating is considered an airline industry benchmark and is based on detailed, independently conducted quality analysis by Skytrax across more than 800 different areas of airport and onboard product and service delivery.

ANA in talks with Boeing to speed Up 777 jet deliveries

ANA has asked Boeing to speed up delivery of three 777 jets it has on order.

ANA had planned to add the three Boeing 777 jets to its fleet in fiscal year 2013, but it will aim to get them delivered ahead of schedule to soften the negative impact from the Dreamliner grounding, Shinzo Shimizu, ANA’s senior vice president, told Nikkei.

Boeing 787 investigation making progress — US NTSB

The US National Transportation Safety Board said that they are making progress in their investigation of the Dreamliner.

The U.S. safety board said it continued to look at flight data recorded aboard the 787 aircraft involved in the Jan. 7 event at Boston airport for any information about the performance of the lithium-ion battery that caught fire, and its charging system, which was built by Securaplane, a unit of Britain’s Meggitt Plc.