MRJ reaches U.S. after two false starts

Sep 29, 2016

MRJ reaches U.S. after two false starts

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp., the builder of Japan’s first domestically made passenger jet, said its first test aircraft arrived in the U.S. after two aborted attempts last month, and is ready to start certification testing. The plane arrived at Grant County International Airport at Moses ...

New 3,500-meter runway proposed for Narita International Airport

Sep 28, 2016

New 3,500-meter runway proposed for Narita International Airport

A public-private council is proposing that a 3,500-meter-long runway be added at Narita International Airport. The new runway was part of plans adopted at a meeting of the council Tuesday in the city of Chiba that brought together officials from the central government, Narita ...

Sep 27, 2016

MRJ touches down in Kamchatka on its way to U.S.

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.’s new passenger jet arrived in Russia’s Far East on Tuesday morning, en route to the United States for certification testing, the company said. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Japan’s first home-grown commercial passenger jet, landed at an airport on the Kamchatka Peninsula. ...

Oft-delayed MRJ launches third bid to reach U.S.

Sep 26, 2016

Oft-delayed MRJ launches third bid to reach U.S.

A Mitsubishi Regional Jet left Nagoya Airport for the United States on Monday to complete flight tests that were pre-empted twice about a month ago by problems with its air-conditioning system. Mired in development delays, the MRJ, intended to be the nation’s first domestically ...

Sep 26, 2016

Smoke alert aboard Philippine Airlines flight to Haneda

Smoke from an air vent forced a Philippine Airlines flight to Japan to turn back 20 minutes after takeoff on Monday, aviation officials said. “Apparently there was information that the pilot detected smoke in the cabin. So as part of safety measures, the pilot ...

Sep 26, 2016

Taipei-bound ANA 767 loses one engine, returns safely to Narita

An All Nippon Airways Boeing 767 jet bound for Taipei returned to Narita International Airport shortly after takeoff Sunday evening and made a safe emergency landing after one of its two engines shut down. The plane was carrying 191 passengers and crew members. Flight ...

Sep 21, 2016

ANA to use new coolant to ship fresh produce

All Nippon Airways Co. will begin shipping fresh meat and vegetables on long-haul flights using a coolant that keeps food products fresh for several days, according to company officials. The new service will allow clients in Japan to ship produce to Europe and the ...

Sep 7, 2016

Japan angling for treaty to obtain EU flight passenger records

The government plans to begin negotiations with the European Union to gain access to passenger records on flights bound for Japan as part of security efforts ahead of the 2020 Olympics. Currently, Japan receives passenger records from major airlines across the world, but has ...

Mitsubishi Aircraft says MRJ delivery still on track

Aug 30, 2016

Mitsubishi Aircraft says MRJ delivery still on track

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. said it is sticking to the schedule of handing over its first plane in 2018 after issues with the jet’s air conditioning ventilator this weekend grounded the plane from further test flights. The company is working with United Technologies Corp., the ...