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Japan Airlines gets in the Olympic spirit with a specially painted aircraft

Japan Airlines (JAL) will deploy a specially painted aircraft on selected domestic routes to show its support for the country’s sportsmen and sportswomen, who will be participating in this year’s summer Olympics. A Boeing 777-200, registered JA772J, will feature the official slogan of the Japanese Olympic Committee – “Gambare! Nippon!” (“Go for it! Japan!”). The […]

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IATA AGM: Japan Airlines looks for mindset change

I just interviewed Japan Airlines’ new president and COO Masaru Onishi (above), a very interesting man, at the IATA annual general meeting in Berlin.He was talking about how, above almost everything else, JAL needs a change in mindset – moving away from its traditional bureaucratic perspectives towards running the company towards an approach that befits […]

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Pictures: India reveals details about RTA-70 regional aircraft

There you go – India seems rather keen on going ahead with plans for a turboprop regional aircraft, which it is calling the RTA-70 (model above).Diehl unveiled a proposed cabin mock-up (below) at India Aviation 2010 that it produced in consultation with the National Aerospace Laboratories, which is leading the efforts to develop the RTA-70.NAL […]

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It is time for JAL to choose – and make hard decisions

The way is now clear for JAL to choose an American partner, and it looks like it will be a very tricky decision.Both Delta Air Lines and American Airlines offer significant benefits to the Japanese flag carrier, but what is more important is that the airline itself undertakes the necessary reforms to restructure its operations […]

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More pain lies ahead for Japan Airlines

What will Japan’s Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corp find when it studies whether it should invest in Japan Airlines that we don’t already know?The reality is that JAL will become bankrupt without government help. And despite all the caveats from the different parties, it is almost certain that the Japanese government – through the ETIC – […]

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Delta offering JAL a life-line?

Delta Air Lines is unlikely to take a majority stake in Japan Airlines if the ongoing talks, reported by various news organisations, come to fruition.There is likely to be opposition from the Japanese government to such a move, especially since it has spent trillions of yen helping to prop up a carrier still seen as […]

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JAL receives its 50th Boeing 767

Boeing a few days ago delivered its 50th Boeing 767 to Japan Airlines, which is the fifth-largest 767 operator in the world. The PR people at Boeing were good enough to send through this photo of the 767 taking off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington  on the 7 May for its ferry flight to Tokyo Narita. It is amazing […]

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Embraer’s Asia woes

                                                                                Embraer plans to deliver 29% fewer commercial aircraft this year with airlines in Asia one of the main reasons behind the shortfall. The Brazilian aircraft-maker earlier today told Flight’s online news service ATI that only 115 commercial aircraft would be delivered this year compared to last year’s 162.Asia was a bright spot for Embraer […]

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