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Japan Airlines Corp. began provisionally suspending some of its pilot training programs earlier this month to cut expenses and counter the economic slowdown’s impact on profitability, JAL officials said Saturday.

The programs in question include those in which trainees accompany other pilots aboard actual commercial flights to become familiar with regular air routes, those for gaining promotion to chief or deputy chief pilots, and those for becoming familiar with new aircraft models, they said.

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