Japan's planes, trains, ships harnessing big data

Feb 6, 2017

Japan's planes, trains, ships harnessing big data

Transportation firms are tapping into big data to improve the safety of their services, with the collection of information hoped to detect mechanical problems before they occur. In other industries, big data have begun to play a larger role in understanding consumer tastes or ...

ANA concerned Trump's policies may slow global growth

Jan 28, 2017

ANA concerned Trump's policies may slow global growth

ANA Holdings Inc., owner of Japan’s biggest airline, said it’s concerned the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump may slow global growth, which in turn affects airline passenger traffic. “We have to consider the effect on logistics and movements if trade frictions arise as ...

75% of Japan's airports lack overrun buffers: transport ministry

Jan 27, 2017

75% of Japan's airports lack overrun buffers: transport ministry

Runways at three-quarters of the airports in Japan, including its busiest gateways, Narita and Haneda, do not meet safety standards for preventing severe overrun accidents, the transport ministry says. The “runway end safety area” should extend at least 90 meters from the end of ...

Dec 27, 2016

Russia finds first black box from crashed jet in Black Sea

Russia has found the first flight recorder from a military plane that crashed into the Black Sea, killing all 92 on board, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, amid unconfirmed reports that authorities had grounded all aircraft of the same type. The recorder, one ...

Dec 27, 2016

Narita airport introduces fuel cell vehicle

The operator of Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture has introduced the use of a fuel cell vehicle. Fuel cell vehicles are powered by a chemical reaction between oxygen in the air and hydrogen in a tank installed on the vehicles. They are sometimes ...

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. ...

Catraband: Kitty smuggler caught in Auckland

/ Dec 22, 2016

Catraband: Kitty smuggler caught in Auckland

A cat-crazy Canadian woman who tried to smuggle her pet into New Zealand in a handbag was immediately sent home after being caught at Auckland airport, officials said Thursday, calling her attempt “very stupid.” Officials condemned the hapless bid to circumvent strict biosecurity laws ...