MRO Japan started operations at its new base at Okinawa Naha International airport on 7 January.

Tadaaki Nobusue, the company's director of administration, corporate planning and accounting tells FlightGlobal that the facility has the capability to conduct up to heavy checks and painting on Bombardier Q400s, Boeing 737s, 767s, 777s and Airbus A320s.

He adds that the company plans to add 787s and Mitsubishi MRJ regional jets to its heavy check capabilities at a later stage.

MRO Japan has one hangar at Naha, which can accommodate one widebody and three narrowbodies concurrently.

Its customers include All Nippon Airways, Peach, Solaseed Air and Star Flyer.

Nobusue adds that MRO Japan, which previously operated at Osaka Itami airport, will transfer the facilities back to ANA Group which the airline group owns.

Established in June 2015, MRO Japan is 45% owned by ANA Holdings, with shares from JAMCO Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, as well as various Okinawa-based banks.

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