Julie Johnsson
For Julie Johnsson's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max-9 aircraft grounded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on Saturday. Alaska Airlines will ground its entire fleet of Boeing 737 Max-9 aircraft after a fuselage section in the rear part of the brand-new jet blew out shortly after takeoff last Friday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 8, 2024
Boeing CEO’s comeback plan for 2024 takes a blow five days in
Alaska Airlines incident could hinder the year's manufacturing pace for 737s amid immense pressure on the planemaker to return its factories to 2019 rates.
A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II, a short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) version of the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, flies past during a preview at the Singapore Airshow in Singapore in 2022.
Sep 19, 2023
Debris field found in search for missing U.S. F-35 fighter jet
The military had asked for civilian help in finding the F-35B Lightning II jet that suffered a "mishap” on Sunday afternoon
An Airbus A350 XWB passenger aircraft on the final assembly line at the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 1, 2023
Fake spare parts were supplied to fix top-selling jet engine
The spread of undocumented or potentially faked parts into the engine supply chain is rare and treated with utmost urgency in the industry.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2022
Air crash disaster risks an even wider rift for Boeing and China
With relations between Washington and Beijing at their lowest ebb in years, the probe into the crash has turned the two archrivals into reluctant bedfellows.
Japan Times
Feb 1, 2022
Boeing wins blockbuster Qatar Air order, dealing blow to Airbus
The order bolsters Boeingu2019s strength in air freighters as Airbus, which is locked in a bitter feud with Qatar Air, tries to muscle into the market.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2022
Deal over 5G cell towers soothes U.S. aviation turmoil, for now
Hundreds of 5G cell towers near U.S. airports broadcast on frequencies adjacent to those used by radar altimeters that help aircraft land in poor weather.
Japan Times
Nov 19, 2020
Boeing Max cleared to fly in U.S. as FAA lifts longest grounding
The U.S. actions set the stage for other regulators to clear the Max, which would allow airlines worldwide to resume passenger service with the plane.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 24, 2019
For Boeing's new CEO, saving the troubled 737 Max is just the first hurdle
Boeing Co.'s incoming boss David Calhoun faces a daunting task when he takes over as chief executive officer next year: rescuing the 737 Max while mending the company's fractured relationship with U.S. regulators. But that's just the first of the hurdles awaiting him.
Japan Times
Mar 13, 2019
Nations ground Boeing 737 Max 8 despite assurances from U.S. FAA
Since shortly after the dawn of the jet age, the world has followed America's lead on aviation safety.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves