Jun 7, 2017

Debris from Myanmar military plane found in sea

Pieces of a Myanmar military plane which went missing with more than 100 soldiers and family members aboard were found in the Andaman Sea late Wednesday, a local official said. Navy ships and aircraft had been searching since the afternoon when the plane lost ...

Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia

Mar 15, 2017

Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia

A woman whose headphones caught fire on a plane suffered burns to her face and hands, Australian officials said Wednesday as they warned about the dangers of battery-operated devices in-flight. The passenger was listening to music on her own battery-operated headphones as she dozed ...

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 ...

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 ...