Aug 8, 2016

Japan-Australia Jetstar flight diverts to Guam

A Jetstar flight from Tokyo to Australia’s Gold Coast was diverted to Guam and an engine was shut down Sunday after a warning light came on. The twin-engine Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from Narita International Airport made the unscheduled landing after an oil pressure ...

Mitsubishi Aircraft to pitch MRJ in Latin America

May 12, 2016

Mitsubishi Aircraft to pitch MRJ in Latin America

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. plans to step up its sales pitch for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Japan’s first domestically produced passenger jet, particularly in Latin America, according to the chairman of its U.S. unit. “We want to grab customers” from Embraer, a Brazilian aerospace conglomerate ...

Apr 14, 2016

Emirates to acquire two orphaned Skymark superjumbos

Emirates, already the biggest buyer of Airbus Group SE’s A380 superjumbo, has agreed to take two extra aircraft originally commissioned by Skymark Airlines Inc., swelling its order tally to 142 of the planes. The initial deal was canceled after the budget carrier fell behind ...

ASDF jet disappears from radar over southwestern Japan

Apr 6, 2016

ASDF jet disappears from radar over southwestern Japan

An Air Self-Defense Force jet carrying six people disappeared from radar over Kagoshima Prefecture on Wednesday afternoon, the ASDF announced. The U-125 disappeared from radar at around 2:35 p.m. while it was flying about 10 km north of the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Kanoya base ...

Test flights resume for Mitsubishi Aircraft's MRJ

Feb 10, 2016

Test flights resume for Mitsubishi Aircraft's MRJ

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. on Wednesday resumed test flights for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, the first Japanese-developed small passenger jet, after a halt of 2½ months. The MRJ took off from Nagoya Airport in the town of Toyoyama, Aichi Prefecture, at around 9:40 a.m. and ...

Honda fetes first HondaJet deliveries in U.S.

Jan 23, 2016

Honda fetes first HondaJet deliveries in U.S.

Honda Motor Co. celebrated the first U.S. deliveries of its new HondaJet at a ceremony in Phoenix as it finally marked its long-awaited entry into the aviation market. The momentous occasion, fulfilling the dream of late founder Soichiro Honda, came 30 years after the ...

Manila plans flight-tracking system covering sea area in China dispute

Jan 19, 2016

Manila plans flight-tracking system covering sea area in China dispute

The Philippines said Monday it would install a civilian flight-tracking system in the disputed South China Sea after China landed several aircraft on one of its man-made islands in the potential flashpoint region. The automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) machine, which detects aircraft positions using ...

Aircraft battle Spain's wildfires amid warm, dry weather

Dec 28, 2015

Aircraft battle Spain's wildfires amid warm, dry weather

Spain on Sunday deployed three water-dropping planes to battle wildfires raging in remote regions in northern and central Spain amid unseasonably warm weather, the government said. The agriculture ministry said two amphibious water-scooping aircraft were sent to help dowse fires in the northern region ...

Dec 24, 2015

Mitsubishi Regional Jet rollout delayed by another year

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. will push back delivery of the first Japanese-made passenger jet by a year, the fourth time it has delayed bringing the Mitsubishi Regional Jet to market. ANA Holdings Inc., the parent company of All Nippon Airways Co., had been expecting the ...