All Japan articles – Page 7

  • News

    Hawaiian and JAL apply for antitrust immunity


    ​Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines have filed applications with Japanese and US regulators requesting that their proposed joint venture be immune from antitrust laws.

  • MRJ90 - Mitsubishi Aircraft

    OPINION: Can MRJ70 win regional battle?


    ​No sector of the aerospace industry is in more turmoil than the regional jet market, where Mitsubishi Aircraft must take on huge rivals with its MRJ.

  • MRJ - analysis size

    ANALYSIS: MRJ attempts rebound with new schedule and strategy


    ​Beyond the walls of Mitsubishi Aircraft offices in Nagoya and Seattle, a steady stream of ominous events have followed what the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) programme describes as that “dark, dark day” on 23 January 2017, when the company was forced to announce a fifth delay for the entry-into-service of ...

  • News

    BAE Systems receives $100 million plus to support F-35’s electronic warfare system


    ​BAE Systems received a more than $100 million contract from Lockheed Martin to support the maintenance and replacement of electronic warfare systems on the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.

  • P-1 - Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force

    Japan yet to decide on P-1 fleet size


    ​Japan has yet to reach a firm decision on the future size of its Kawasaki Heavy Industries P-1 maritime patrol aircraft fleet, or determine whether the surveillance asset could be exported to international buyers.

  • News

    SMBC secures $1 billion from shareholders


    SMBC Aviation Capital has finalised a capital infusion of $1 billion from its shareholders based on an agreement first announced in November last year.

  • 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.