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  • JAL 787-8 no2
    Analysis

    Will new realities clear path for Qantas-JAL joint venture approval?

    2020-12-30T00:51:00Z

    The proposed joint venture between Japan Airlines (JAL) and Qantas underlines the horrendous state and uncertain future of Asia-Pacific’s international air travel markets.

  • Mitsubishi-SpaceJet-M90
    News

    Mitsubishi Aircraft reportedly cuts 95% of staff

    2020-12-17T07:32:00Z

    Beleaguered Mitsubishi Aircraft, whose flagship SpaceJet programme is effectively frozen amid cost cutting, is reported to have slashed 95% of its employees.

  • JAL testflight
    In depth

    JAL pursues path as urban air mobility innovator

    2020-12-11T05:28:00Z

    Japan Airlines’ foray into the urban air mobility (UAM) sector could one day see the airline benefit from alternative revenue streams .

  • AirAsia Japan A320
    News

    Shuttered AirAsia Japan files for bankruptcy

    2020-11-17T11:09:00Z

    AirAsia Japan has filed for bankruptcy, more than a month since it ceased all operations. 

  • A Japanese Self-Defense Forces V-22 begins flight operations at Kisarazu Air Field 6 November c Japanese Self-Defense Forces
    News

    Japan flies Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey for the first time

    2020-11-17T00:16:00Z

    The Japanese military flew the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey for the first time at Kisarazu Air Field on 6 November.

  • JAL 777_wikimedia commons
    News

    JAL to reduce 777 fleet amid swing to steep first-half loss

    2020-10-30T08:28:00Z

    Japan Airlines will retire up to 24 of its Boeing 777 aircraft over the next three years, as it battles the coronavirus crisis that saw it rack up significant losses for its half-yearly results. Elaborating on its future fleet plans, the Oneworld carrier states that 11 777-200ERs used in ...

  • ANA 787-9
    News

    ANA swings to big first-half operating loss amid pandemic havoc

    2020-10-27T08:32:00Z

    All Nippon Airways’ parent company ANA Holdings ended its first half of fiscal 2020 deep in the red, as it forecast a record full-year net loss of Y510 billion ($4.7 billion), citing a “significant decline” in passenger travel demand. The group also expects to book significant impairment losses – ...

  • SpaceJet-c-MitsubishiAircaft
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    Mitsubishi Heavy considers cutting SpaceJet programme again: reports

    2020-10-22T20:17:00Z

    Several Japanese news outlets are reporting that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is mulling whether to further scale back Mitsubishi Aircraft’s SpaceJet development programme.

  • JASDF Latitudes
    News

    Cessna delivers first Latitudes configured for flight-inspection missions

    2020-04-22T14:34:00Z

    The Japan Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF) has taken delivery of the first two Cessna Citation Latitudes from a January 2018 order for three of the midsize business jets. The pair are the first Latitudes to be configured for a flight inspection missions, with the final example scheduled to arrive early in 2021.

  • A321neo All Nippon Airways
    News

    Japanese and South Korean carriers further cut April schedules

    2020-03-30T02:17:00Z

    Japanese and South Korean carriers have made further reductions to their summer schedules in light of the coronavirus outbreak. ANA had planned to serve a total of 4,653 flights on 72 routes between March 29 and April 24, but says 3,813 of those, on 68 different routes, have now ...

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    News

    Mitsubishi Aircraft adds new directors to board

    2020-03-19T07:49:00Z

    Mitsubishi Aircraft will see yet another round of management changes, as it doubles down on certificating its SpaceJet M90 regional jet programme. Two current senior vice presidents in the Japanese airframer will be promoted to directors of its board, effective 1 April. Keisuke Masutani will oversee global governance ...

  • JAL testflight
    News

    JAL trials transporting fresh fish with UAVs

    2020-02-26T02:20:00Z

    Japan Airlines has conducted the first series of test flights using UAVs to transport freight, including one involving fresh fish from Nagasaki to a Tokyo restaurant. The flights, which spanned two days, were operated in cooperation with the Nagasaki Prefecture government. JAL adds that Yamaha Motor piloted the UAV ...

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    JAL and Bell explore urban air mobility in Asia

    2020-02-19T04:45:00Z

    Japan Airlines and Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Corporation have signed a cooperation agreement with Bell to study business opportunities for urban air mobility in Japan and around Asia. The agreement will encompass market research for mobility services that eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) technology, as well as examining the ...

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  • Hawaiian A321neo
    Analysis

    Hawaiian full year income falls as competition increases

    2020-01-31T00:21:00Z

    Hawaiian Holdings, the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, says net adjusted income for the full year 2019 fell 25% to $219 million compared to the same period a year ago as it faced stiff new competition on some of its stronger routes within the Hawaiian Islands, to the US mainland and to Japan.

  • JAL_drone
    News

    JAL to test drone flights for medical supply delivery

    2020-01-24T03:39:00Z

    Japan Airlines has signed a cooperation agreement with the Japanese city of Yabu to launch unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) test flights to transport medical supplies. JAL is hoping to conduct the maiden sortie this spring. The expected route will span about 25km, from a hospital to a clinic and ...

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    News

    ANA expands Australian network with Virgin codeshare

    2020-01-17T07:02:00Z

    ANA has inked a commercial partnership agreement with Virgin Australia , a new entrant to the Australia-Japan sector. From 30 January, ANA will place its code on six domestic routes operated by Virgin, from Sydney to Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns, Canberra, Gold Coast and Adelaide. The partners expect ...

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    Joby Aviation and Toyota team up to develop eVTOL

    2020-01-16T18:24:00Z

    Joby Aviation, a California-based aerospace company building small electric take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles for potential air taxi service, says it has raised $590 million in Series C funding led by Toyota Motor Corporation.

  • ATR-HAC
    News

    Hokkaido Air System receives first ATR 42

    2019-12-19T06:26:00Z

    Japanese regional carrier Hokkaido Air System (HAC) has taken delivery of its first of two ATR 42-600s. HAC ordered the ATRs at the Farnborough air show in 2018. It also holds an option for a third turboprop. Source: ATR Japanese regional carrier Hokkaido Air System ...

  • News

    Hawaiian-JAL JV expands scope to include Russia and India

    2019-11-13T20:39:00Z

    Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Air Lines have expanded the geographic scope of their proposed joint venture to include numerous additional connections across Asia and the Pacific beyond direct Japan-Hawaii flights, as well as current and future service to India and Russia, in an attempt to show additional public benefits of ...