All Japan articles – Page 6

  • News

    SINGAPORE: Bell bets on tiltrotor export sales


    ​Tiltrotor technology will provide the tool to allow Asia-Pacific nations to overcome the "tyranny of distance over water" in the future, believes Bell Helicopter's global head of military business.

  • Opinion

    OPINION: Travel disruptors are airline investment opportunity


    Japan Airlines flight JL001, operated with a Boeing 777, needs roughly 12h to fly about 4,500nm (8,330km) from Tokyo to San Francisco. A Mach 2.2 airliner could cover the same distance in about 5.5h, or around the time it takes a subsonic airliner to fly across the USA.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: JAL invests heavily in supersonic Boom


    Japan Airlines has agreed to invest $10 million in Colorado-based Boom Supersonic and pre-order up to 20 of the Mach 2.2-capable airliners scheduled to enter service in the mid-2020s.

  • News

    Northrop flies first E-2D for Japan


    ​Northrop Grumman has performed the first flight of Japan’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning and surveillance aircraft.

  • News

    MCAP quietly approaching buyers


    Japanese lessor MC Aviation Partners is running a quiet sale process for its owned aircraft fleet, sources tell FlightGlobal.

  • Japan fleet summary - May-July 2017

    ANALYSIS: Japan country report May-July 2017


    The chairman of Japan Airlines has warned that plans to expand to expand Tokyo's two international airports will not be sufficient for traffic growth in the coming years, and expressed concern about a shortage of slots.

  • News

    Qantas to launch seasonal Sydney-Osaka service


    Qantas will launch seasonal services between Sydney and Osaka's Kansai International airport on 14 December.

  • Opinion

    OPINION: Why the MRJ should be at Le Bourget


    ​Mitsubishi Aircraft’s new president has surprised many an industry watcher by unveiling a plan to bring the company’s troubled MRJ90 to the Paris air show in June.

  • News

    PICTURE: Japan Air Commuter begins ATR operations


    Japan Air Commuter (JAC) operated its first ATR 42-600 flight on 26 April, deploying the aircraft on the return Kagoshima-Yakushima and Kagoshima-Okinoerabu services.

  • News

    Japan partners with UK to study future fighter


    ​Japan and the UK have agreed to explore options for co-developing a future fighter aircraft, but Tokyo will also continue discussions on developing a next-generation combat jet with other countries, the Japanese Ministry of Defense says.

  • Opinion

    OPINION: Why tardy MRJ is worth waiting for


    ​Defending the latest delay to its MRJ programme, Mitsubishi Aircraft official Yugo Fukuhara notes: “Building and certifying a new aircraft is a very complex process and includes a lot of challenges.”

  • Interview

    INTERVIEW: Sam Hill, CEO Quest Aircraft


    Sam Hill is chief executive of Quest Aircraft – manufacturer of the Kodiak single-engined turboprop. After spending half a century in the aviation industry, he is set to retire, but will still be involved in key projects

  • F-35A AX-2 - Lockheed Martin

    PICTURE: Lockheed delivers 200th F-35


    ​Lockheed Martin has delivered the 200th production example of its F-35, an aircraft manufactured for export buyer Japan.

  • Japan receives first F-35 - US Air Force

    PICTURES: Japan receives first F-35


    Japan has received its first Lockheed Martin F-35A , marking the first delivery of a Joint Strike Fighter acquired via the foreign military sale (FMS) route.

  • Typhoon P3E - BAE Systems

    RAF Typhoon begins operational assessment of new upgrades


    The UK Royal Air Force has begun an operational evaluation of upgrades to its Eurofighter Typhoon, which will ultimately enable it to take over the ground-attack role currently performed by the Panavia Tornado GR4.

  • News

    JAPAN AEROSPACE: Yamaha promotes new unmanned helicopter


    Yamaha is promoting a new unmanned helicopter called the Fazer RG2.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Tokyo faces up to future fighter options


    The Japan International Aerospace Exhibition is a rarity among air shows, occurring not every two years, but every four. It is also a moving target. This year the show is in a Tokyo conference hall. In 2012 it was held at an exhibition centre in the industrial outskirts of Nagoya. ...

  • Opinion

    OPINION: MRJ has certification hurdles ahead


    ​For a while it almost felt like the Mitsubishi Regional Jet would never make it to the USA. It is not often that a flight-test prototype aborts its mission twice in two days, but that was just what happened when Mitsubishi Aircraft attempted to ferry its first flight-test article to ...

  • News

    ​Japan rolls out first F-35A


    Lockheed Martin rolled out the first 42 F-35As ordered by the Japan Air Self Defence Forces to replace a nearly 80-strong fleet of McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantoms.

  • MCH-101

    Japan eyeing fresh order of AW101 helicopters


    ​Leonardo Helicopters is in discussions with the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force for a follow-on order of a dozen AgustaWestland AW101 rotorcraft.