WWII-era Zero fighter plane returns to Japan

Nov 6, 2014

WWII-era Zero fighter plane returns to Japan

A Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane has been unveiled to the media in Ayase, Kanagawa Prefecture, after the decades-old aircraft was returned to Japan in September. Referred to as the Reisen, or Zero, the legendary fighter was a symbol of Japan’s aerospace engineering might ...

Aug 20, 2014

Government eyes commercializing next-generation domestic aircraft by 2030

The technology ministry will launch research and development in fiscal 2015 aimed at commercializing next-generation domestically manufactured passenger airplanes by around 2030, according to ministry officials. Although Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is developing small MRJ passenger jets, aircraft development requires a huge amount of money ...

New MSDF patrol jets grounded since May

Jun 21, 2013

New MSDF patrol jets grounded since May

The Maritime Self-Defense Force has grounded the next-generation mainstay P-1 patrol planes due to engine trouble, Defense Ministry sources said Thursday. On May 13, a P-1 aircraft developed unstable combustion in some of its four jet engines during a test flight over the Pacific ...