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  • JASDF Latitudes
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    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.

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    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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    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 ...

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    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 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.

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    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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    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.

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Hawaiian responds to US DOT for JAL joint venture

    2019-11-13T04:26:08Z

    Hawaiian Airlines has submitted further detailed information to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) in support of its proposed joint venture with Japan Air Lines, as it strives to gain antitrust immunity for the transpacific alliance.

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    Accipiter and MCAP merge to create AMCK Aviation

    2019-10-30T14:33:00Z

    The merger between Japan’s MCAP and Ireland’s Accipiter has resulted in the launch of AMCK Aviation today.

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    USA approves $4.5bn upgrade package for 98 Japanese F-15Js

    2019-10-29T23:26:37Z

    The US State Department approved a $4.5 billion package to upgrade 98 examples of Japan’s Mitsubishi F-15J Eagle air superiority fighter fleet.

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    Hawaiian Q3 net income falls 16% as competition increases

    2019-10-22T22:55:04Z

    Hawaiian Holdings, the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, says net adjusted income fell 16% to $81.5 million in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the same period a year ago as increased competition weighed on airline’s results.

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    DOT denies Hawaiian, Japan Airlines immunity benefits

    2019-10-04T16:36:58Z

    ​​US regulators say the proposed joint venture between Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines is not anti-competitive but does not merit their request for antitrust immunity.

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    2019-09-13T10:16:00Z Paid content by NEC

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    Japan studies novel high-speed helicopter concept

    2019-08-21T15:07:27Z

    ​Japanese researchers are studying a new design for a high-speed compound helicopter that could reach speeds of up to 270kt (500km/h).

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    Consortium wins 30-year concession for seven Hokkaido airports

    2019-08-14T03:39:33Z

    A consortium of 17 companies, including ANA Holdings, Japan Airlines and the Development Bank of Japan, has been selected as the preferred bidder for a 30-year concession to manage Sapporo New Chitose and six other airports in Hokkaido.