Ray Conner, president of Boeing‘s consumer airline division, and ANA President Shinichiro Ito were aboard the flight Sunday.
The aircraft safely completed a two-hour flight before returning to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
Batteries aboard two 787s failed less than two weeks apart in January, causing a fire aboard one plane and smoke in another. The root cause of those problems is still unknown.
Boeing since has developed and tested a revamped version of the battery system, with changes designed to prevent and contain a fire.