'MH370 wreckage' brings emotional turmoil

Jul 30, 2015

'MH370 wreckage' brings emotional turmoil

Relatives of passengers and crew lost with Malaysia Airlines MH370 spoke of their emotional turmoil and agonizing wait for news Thursday after reports emerged that a piece of the missing jet may have been found. Aviation investigators were heading to the French island of ...

Jul 30, 2015

Russia vetoes U.N. Security Council proposal on MH17 tribunal

Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago. The foreign ministers of the Netherlands, Australia and Ukraine attended a ...

As Japan's transportation has evolved, so have accident investigations

Jul 24, 2015

As Japan's transportation has evolved, so have accident investigations

Japan’s public transportation has seen dramatic postwar advances ranging from jetliners to bullet trains — and also dramatic accidents in connection with the use of such technology. Every major disaster has been followed by intense probes into its cause and the development of countermeasures ...

Honda to debut jet plane in Brazil

Jul 21, 2015

Honda to debut jet plane in Brazil

Honda Motor Co.’s first jet plane will soon debut in Brazil, where a new class of rich corporate executive is emerging on the back of brisk economic growth, the automaker’s U.S. aircraft unit said Monday. The number of pre-orders for the HondaJet has already ...

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 ...