Tag: Japan

Will Japan Become a Powerful Player in Aircraft Manufacturing?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a money heavy industry like aviation, financing is the difference in success and failure. At the moment, only players who have a proven track record are able to keep a strong foothold in the industry, but the tides could soon be changing as countries like Japan set up tax regulations that encourage Japanese investors […]

Airbus A350 XWB Receives Type Certification from Japan

Reading Time: 1 minute Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation, and Tourism (MLITT) has issued Type Certification for the Airbus A350 XWB, enabling the A350 XWB first customer from the country Japan Airlines to operate the aircraft. The type certification covers the aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Airbus Japan President Stephane Ginoux said, “Receiving the A350 XWB […]

Japan to Launch New Airline: ZIPAIR Tokyo

Reading Time: 1 minute During a press conference held at Japan Airlines Headquarters on Friday afternoon, T.B.L. Co., Ltd. Representative Director and President, Shingo Nishida, announced the name of Japan`s first medium to long-haul low cost carrier as ZIPAIR. With the registration now official, the company will be established as ZIPAIR Tokyo Co., Ltd., as of March 8, 2019. […]

CAE Increases its Pilot Training Capacity in Japan

Reading Time: 1 minute CAE announced last week the expansion of its pilot training capacity in Japan with the inauguration of its first Airbus A320 full-flight simulator (FFS) deployed at JAL – CAE Flight Training (JCFT), the joint venture between CAE and Japan Airlines, in Tokyo. The CAE-built Airbus A320FFS will support the pilot training needs of Japanese airlines […]

Boeing Receives Contract for Japan KC-46 Tanker

Reading Time: 2 minutes Through the Foreign Military Sale process, the U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $279 million contract for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s first KC-46 tanker and logistics support, marking the aircraft’s first international sale. Japan chose Boeing’s KC-46 tanker over competitors following its KC-X aerial refueling competition. The KC-46 adds to the JASDF’s current […]

Japan Airlines Loses $3.4mn to E-mail Fraudsters

Reading Time: 1 minute Japan Airlines has confirmed it has been defrauded of JPY384 million yen (USD3.4 million) after it received a series of emails purportedly demanding payment for leasing fees and commissions. Quoting an airline statement, the Kyodo news agency said it had received emails that appeared to be from a US financial services firm it had been […]

US Navy C-2 Aircraft Crashes With 11 On Board

Reading Time: 2 minutes A US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan. Eight people have been rescued after the plane crashed into the Philippine Sea en route to an aircraft carrier. The C-2 “Greyhound” aircraft crashed into the Pacific about 90 miles northwest of Okinotorishima, a Japanese atoll, Defense […]

Mitsubishi Regional Jet: To Be Or Not To Be?

Reading Time: 3 minutes After the World War II, Japanese aerospace industry was totally cut off from creation and production of its own aircraft. Nevertheless, Japanese companies were among the main suppliers of various components for aircraft manufacturing corporations. This allowed them to gain useful and invaluable experience. In 2008, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) decided to return to the […]

Japan to Prepare Its Airport Infrastructure for the 2020 Olympics

Reading Time: 4 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on Japan to prepare its airport infrastructure for the 2020 Olympics and future growth of the tourism industry using joined-up thinking and extensive consultation with industry. Japan has set aggressive targets for attracting international tourist arrivals. In 2016 Japan welcomed some 24 million international tourists. In the 2020 […]

ANA Unveils Special Livery For Its New A380 Fleet

Reading Time: 1 minute All Nippon Airways (ANA) revealed a special livery for the A380. The livery was selected from over 2,000 submissions received in an open competition organised by the carrier. The winning design will be painted on the airline’s first new A380, which will be delivered early in 2019. ANA will operate the aircraft on its most […]