TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's ANA Holdings Inc <9202.T>, which operates the world's biggest fleet of Boeing Co
ANA's action, which a spokesman said was "to reassure passengers", goes beyond advice issued by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, which so far has only asked Dreamliner operators to inspect the beacons.
ANA has already removed the Honeywell International Inc
Japan's aviation regulator last week said it will allow its airlines, which also carry mobile beacons on their aircraft, to fly without built-in models following the incident at London's Heathrow Airport earlier this month.
The probe by Britain's Air Accident Investigation Branch is looking at the role played by moisture and condensation in the 787 cabin, which has a higher humidity level than other aircraft.
The beacons are designed to guide rescuers to downed aircraft, although in most cases close radar tracking and eye witness reports allow air traffic controllers to pinpoint crash sites.
(Reporting by Tim Kelly; Editing by Edmund Klamann)