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 25, 2016

China plans $11 billion second Chengdu airport as demand soars

China plans to spend as much as 71.9 billion yuan ($11 billion) on a second airport in the southwestern city of Chengdu to help meet growing demand for air travel in the world’s second-biggest economy. The proposed facility will have three runways, one of ...

Apr 19, 2016

Kansai airport deploys hawks, beagles to deter nesting birds

Kansai International Airport has adopted nature’s laws in its efforts to reduce bird strikes on planes, enlisting birds of prey as well as hunting dogs to deter migratory birds from nesting on islands surrounding the airport. The move appears to be paying off, as ...

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 ...

Skymark's overseas charter flights may fly from Haneda, Fukuoka

Apr 12, 2016

Skymark's overseas charter flights may fly from Haneda, Fukuoka

Skymark Airlines is considering using Haneda airport among other facilities for its planned international charter flights, Masahiko Ichie said in a recent interview. He cited Ibaraki Airport, Fukuoka Airport and Kagoshima Airport as other possible sites. Skymark, the nation’s third-largest carrier, aims to launch ...

Apr 11, 2016

ANA resumes service to Brussels after terror attacks

All Nippon Airways Co. on Monday resumed service between Narita airport and Brussels, more than two weeks after its suspension due to deadly terror attacks in the Belgian capital. ANA said the service was resumed as Brussels international airport — one of two locations ...

Professional negligence suspected in fatal plane crash in Osaka

Mar 27, 2016

Professional negligence suspected in fatal plane crash in Osaka

The Osaka Prefectural Police and the transport ministry are investigating Saturday’s fatal plane crash at Yao Airport as a case of professional negligence resulting in death. According to the ministry and the airport, a four-seater Mooney M20C bound for Yao left Kobe Airport at ...

Small plane damaged during landing mishap at Kagoshima Airport

Mar 22, 2016

Small plane damaged during landing mishap at Kagoshima Airport

A small plane that attempted to land at Kagoshima Airport ended up stopping in the middle of its sole runway Monday after sustaining damage to its propeller and landing gear. The transport ministry’s Kagoshima Airport office said the aircraft’s 49-year-old male pilot and four ...