Vanilla Air launches Narita-Cebu flights

Dec 26, 2016

Vanilla Air launches Narita-Cebu flights

Budget carrier Vanilla Air has launched regular flights from Narita airport to Mactan-Cebu International Airport in the Philippines. The unit of ANA holdings Inc. is the first domestic carrier to offer a regular daily round trip between Narita and the resort island of Cebu. ...

JAL celebrates 50th year of service for Japan-New York route

Nov 13, 2016

JAL celebrates 50th year of service for Japan-New York route

Japan Airlines marked the 50th anniversary of its Japan-New York route, with an event at Narita International Airport near Tokyo, on Saturday. On Nov. 12, 1966, JAL became the first domestic carrier to launch flight services between Tokyo and New York using Douglas DC-8 ...

Japan defense contractors get used to dealing with foreign military buyers

Oct 14, 2016

Japan defense contractors get used to dealing with foreign military buyers

Until recently, public meetings between Japanese defense contractors and uniformed foreign military delegations would have stirred controversy in Japan, yet this week’s aerospace show in Tokyo saw plenty. With the nation stepping back from decades of state-sponsored pacifism amid concern over China’s growing power ...

Troubled Mitsubishi Regional Jet faces fifth delivery delay

Oct 2, 2016

Troubled Mitsubishi Regional Jet faces fifth delivery delay

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has told customers that delivery of the new Mitsubishi Regional Jet might be delayed for a fifth time starting in mid-2018, sources said. The subsidiary owned 64 percent by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. might delay initial delivery of Japan’s first domestically ...

Dreamliner strategy hit and miss for ANA

Oct 1, 2016

Dreamliner strategy hit and miss for ANA

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All Nippon Airways Co. is aggressively strengthening international operations with the 787 Dreamliner, but its heavy reliance on Boeing Co.’s high-tech plane appears to be a double-edged sword. ANA adopted the Boeing 787 in 2011, becoming the first airline in the world to do ...

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 ...