First flight of Mitsubishi Regional Jet planned for late October

Sep 1, 2015

First flight of Mitsubishi Regional Jet planned for late October

Japan is home to some of the world’s biggest automakers, is one of the world’s biggest ship-makers, and its trains run on subways and high-speed tracks around the world. One industry Japan hasn’t been able to penetrate is construction of passenger jets. Mitsubishi Aircraft ...

Aug 19, 2015

Osaka's Kansai airport marks busiest month ever in July

Kansai International Airport, the main international gateway for the Osaka metropolitan region, handled 2.05 million passengers in July, marking a record high for any month since its 1994 opening, according to preliminary data released by the airport operator. An expansion of routes linking Kansai ...

Aug 16, 2015

Indonesian airliner carrying 54 goes missing

An Indonesian airliner carrying 54 people was missing Sunday after it lost contact with ground control while flying in bad weather on a short flight in the country’s mountainous easternmost province of Papua, officials said. A search for the plane was suspended and will ...

New debris found on island in hunt for MH370 answers

Aug 2, 2015

New debris found on island in hunt for MH370 answers

Investigators probing missing flight MH370 collected more metallic debris on an Indian Ocean island Sunday as Malaysia urged authorities in the region to be on alert for wreckage washing up on their shores. Locals on La Reunion island have been combing the shores since ...

Jul 27, 2015

Fatal plane crash leaves Chofu residents fearful

Sunday’s fatal plane crash in Chofu, western Tokyo, has incited fears among residents of the normally quiet neighborhood that they might be involved in a similar accident in the future. The accident, in which a light plane slammed into a residential area, left three ...

Delta's Japan chief sets out benefits of Skymark alliance

Jul 22, 2015

Delta's Japan chief sets out benefits of Skymark alliance

Masaru Morimoto, head of Delta Air Lines’ Japanese unit, has said the U.S. carrier plans to play a major role in the rehabilitation of Skymark Airlines by advising it in areas such as customer service. “Skymark can better vie with Japan Airlines and All ...