Tag: Japan

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 […]

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

India To Buy Rescue Aircraft From Japan For $1.5-$1.6 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute India’s Defence Ministry will agree today to purchase 12 amphibious rescue aircraft from Japanese manufacturer ShinMaywa Industries worth $1.5 billion-$1.6 billion, the Nikkei news paper reported on Sunday. Japan and India have been holding talks on the purchase for more than two years. It would one of Japan’s first sales of military equipment since Prime Minister […]

ANA Signs Codeshare Deal With Vietnam Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes ANA and Vietnam Airlines will launch a codeshare partnership at the beginning of their 2016 winter schedules, commencing on Sunday. The codeshare partnership will initially cover ten international routes, linking Japan and Vietnam. In addition, it will link 25 principal domestic routes in both countries. This will allow passengers to travel more conveniently throughout the region. […]

Mitsubishi Regional Jet Begins US Flight Tests

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has started flight tests of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) program at the company’s Moses Lake Flight Test Centre just outside Washington State in the United States. The company said in a statement flight test aircraft FTA-1 successfully completed a three-hour-and-18-minute flight on Monday, October 17. The aircraft, with its distinctive pointed […]

First MRJ Test Aircraft Arrives in The US

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.’s first MRJ90 test aircraft has arrived at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, where it will build hours toward type certification. The aircraft, FTA-1, took off from Nagoya in Japan at 1328 (JST) on Sept. 26 and arrived at Grant County at 0944 (JST) Sept. 29, or 1744 local time […]

China Air Force Holds Drills Near Japanese Islands

Reading Time: 2 minutes Patrols launched to monitor “foreign military aircraft” flying over the East China Sea air defence identification zone. China’s air force says it flew more than 40 bombers and other fighter planes through a strait between Japanese islands on their way to military drills in the western Pacific. Regular long-range drills in the western Pacific and […]