HondaJet makes maiden flight from Sendai to Tokyo

Apr 23, 2015

HondaJet makes maiden flight from Sendai to Tokyo

Honda Motor Co.’s first jet plane made its maiden flight Thursday as the company seeks to boost its reputation for cutting-edge technology. The seven-seat aircraft took off from Sendai and landed at Tokyo’s Haneda airport Thursday afternoon, said Kosuke Kachi, a Honda spokesman. The ...

Volunteer pilots help doomed dogs land new chance at life

Apr 9, 2015

Volunteer pilots help doomed dogs land new chance at life

Thousands of dogs facing euthanasia, some just hours from death, get loaded on planes each year and flown to new homes in places across the United States with shortages of adoptable pets. Groups such as California-based Wings of Rescue or South Carolina-based Pilots N ...

Budget airline terminal opens at Narita International

Apr 8, 2015

Budget airline terminal opens at Narita International

Narita International Airport opened a terminal for budget airlines Wednesday as it courts a growing number of low-cost carriers for domestic and short-haul overseas flights. The airport, serving the greater Tokyo area, inaugurated its third terminal at 3:30 a.m. with a countdown and applause ...

Mar 4, 2015

Skymark to suspend Yonago route from September

Bankrupt Skymark Airlines Inc. said Wednesday it will suspend flights to and from Yonago Kitaro Airport in Tottori Prefecture from Sept. 1 as one measure of many to restore its financial health. The suspension will remain through Oct. 24, but no decision has been ...

Feb 27, 2015

Taiwan says it may fly military planes in civil airspace set by China

A ranking Taiwan transport official on Thursday reiterated opposition to China’s planned corridors for commercial flights above the Taiwan Strait, suggesting the use of military planes for interception after the new airspace is implemented. Tseng Dar-jen, deputy transportation minister, said Taiwan would warn with ...

Orix mulls aiding bankrupt Skymark Airlines

Feb 17, 2015

Orix mulls aiding bankrupt Skymark Airlines

Leasing firm Orix Corp. may invest in bankrupt Skymark Airlines Inc. as the carrier restructures, sources close to the matter said on Tuesday. Orix is one of the nation’s biggest nonbank financial companies. Its businesses include aircraft leasing. It plans to inform Skymark by ...

ANA taps Vice President Katanozaka as new CEO

Feb 13, 2015

ANA taps Vice President Katanozaka as new CEO

ANA Holdings Inc. said Friday it has named Senior Executive Vice President Shinya Katanozaka as new president and chief executive, replacing Shinichiro Ito, effective April 1. Ito, 64, will in turn succeed Yoji Ohashi, 75, as chairman of the holding company for All Nippon ...