Apr 7, 2015

Landing gear problem prompts JAL 787 to return to Moscow

A Japan Airlines passenger aircraft, a Boeing 787 service bound for Tokyo, returned to a Moscow airport and made an emergency landing Monday just after taking off because of a landing gear problem, RIA Novosti news agency said. Japan Airlines said no one was ...

Precedents of pilots downing their planes

Mar 27, 2015

Precedents of pilots downing their planes

Investigators believe the co-pilot of a German airliner deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps earlier this week, killing all 150 people aboard. While rare, there have been previous such incidents in which a pilot or co-pilot have brought down an aircraft. — ...

Government panel to launch review of JAL bailout

Aug 20, 2014

Government panel to launch review of JAL bailout

A new government panel is due to begin a review of the financial support given to Japan Airlines, or JAL, as part of a bailout package under the previous administration. The review, which will start next month, is taking place in response to criticism ...

Jun 3, 2014

Ex-JAL cabin attendants lose court ruling over dismissal

The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday ruled against 71 former Japan Airlines Co. cabin attendants who were seeking reinstatement after being dismissed as part of the airline’s corporate restructuring in the wake of its 2010 bankruptcy. The court ruled “the personnel cuts were necessary ...

Mar 9, 2014

JAL Dreamliner makes emergency landing in Honolulu

Japan Airlines said Sunday that a Dreamliner flight from Tokyo to San Francisco made an emergency landing in Honolulu, reportedly due to a possible problem in its hydraulic system. The pilot of flight JL002, carrying 171 passengers and crew, decided to divert to Hawaii ...

JAL to launch seven new London-Haneda flights

Jan 23, 2014

JAL to launch seven new London-Haneda flights

Japan Airlines Co. says it will launch new direct flights between Tokyo and London after it was allotted five new international slots at Haneda airport. The seven new London round-trip flights per week will start March 30. JAL also said it will double its ...