Heathrow saw its first Boeing 787 land on Wednesday since safety regulators gave the aircraft the green light to resume flying. It was a Qatar Airways flight from Doha.

The arrival came in the same week that Boeing recommenced deliveries of the Dreamliner, with the first new model delivered to All Nippon Airways on Tuesday, the second of the year to the Japanese airline.

After two safety incidents in January, Boeing has redesigned the 787 battery system, adding a steel enclosure and other safeguards to prevent over-heating.

The US Federal Aviation Administration approved the redesigned system on April 19 and a few days later cleared Boeing to begin installing the fix on the 50 delivered jets that had been grounded and those still at the factory.