Tag: Japan

CAE Increases its Pilot Training Capacity in Japan

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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 […]

ANA to Become First Airline in Japan to Operate an Airbus A320neo

ANA, Japan’s largest airline, became the country’s first carrier to take delivery of an Airbus A320neo (new engine option). The aircraft was handed over in Hamburg, Germany on December 15, and ANA is scheduled to begin operating it on short-haul international routes such as routes to China, from mid-January1. Compared to its predecessor the A320ceo […]

US Grounds Osprey Fleet in Japan After Aircraft Crashes Off Okinawa

The US military has grounded its fleet of Osprey aircraft in Japan after one crash-landed in the sea near Okinawa, in an incident that will fuel further local anger over the US deployment on the island. The Pentagon described the incident on Tuesday night as a “mishap” and said the tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey had landed […]

Peach Aviation Orders 10 A320neo and Three A320ceo

Japan’s Peach Aviation has signed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 10 A320neo and three A320ceo. The order was announced at a signing ceremony in Tokyo today, attended by Shinichi Inoue, Managing Director and CEO, Peach Aviation and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. The newly-ordered aircraft will join an existing A320 […]