Tag - air



Think air conditioning is a requirement for a Tokyo summer? Think again.
Jul 15, 2024
No AC this summer? No problem (for me).
I do have a unit, and I dutifully clean the filters now and then, but over the past two or three years, I’ve learned to live entirely without it.
The Kadena Air Base in Okinawa Prefecture. Brennon Washington, a 25-year-old U.S. Air Force serviceman based at Kadena, on Friday pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting a minor.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 12, 2024
U.S. serviceman in Okinawa pleads not guilty to sexual assault
Brennon Washington, who is stationed at the Kadena Air Base, said he did not kidnap or assault an underage girl in December.
A Maritime Self-Defense Force's SH-60K helicopter. On April 20, two such helicopters collided during nighttime training off a remote island near Tokyo, killing all aboard.
Jul 9, 2024
Lack of coordination and improper lookout caused MSDF copter crash
Both SH-60K helicopters were aware of the other’s presence but had not performed evasive maneuvers up until the collision, possibly misjudging their distance, panel says.
Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are assembled at the company’s plant in Renton, Washington, on June 25.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 8, 2024
Boeing to plead guilty to fraud in U.S. probe of fatal 737 MAX crashes
Boeing will plead guilty to lying to the FAA about a software feature on the MAX, which saved money by reducing pilot training requirements.
Lufthansa planes in Frankfurt on March 7
Jul 4, 2024
EU's airline deal demands fuel doubts over further attempts
While the deal expands Lufthansa's footprint in southern Europe, the combined group will have to cede some routes and slots to rivals for it to proceed.
Brig. Gen. Nicholas Evans (right), commander of the U.S. 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa Prefecture, speaks at the Okinawa Prefectural Government building in Naha on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 28, 2024
Okinawa lodges protest with U.S. military over sexual assault case
While Brig. Gen. Nicholas Evans, commander of the U.S. 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, said the incident was serious, he offered no apology.
Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki speaks to reporters on Tuesday at the prefectural government office.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 26, 2024
Foreign Ministry delayed telling Okinawa about U.S. airman's alleged sex crime
The delay in informing the prefectural government could further strain the relationship between Okinawa and Tokyo.
A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey stationed at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo in May
Jun 26, 2024
10 SDF and U.S. Ospreys to take part in drills in Japan after accident
Around eight Marine Corps and two GSDF Ospreys are scheduled to take part in the Resolute Dragon 24 exercise.
A salvage crew in front of the wreckage of a Japan Airlines jet that collided with a Japan Coast Guard plane at Haneda Airport in January
Jun 26, 2024
Japan Airlines pilots and crew voice concerns amid recent safety woes
Employees who would have normally given informal training to new recruits left during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new post has been proposed for coordinating takeoffs and landings at major airports' traffic controls.
Jun 24, 2024
Japanese ministry proposes new air traffic coordinator post
The new post was drawn up in response to a collision between a Japan Airlines passenger jet and a Japan Coast Guard aircraft at Haneda Airport on Jan. 2.
Families of those killed in Boeing 737 Max 8 plane crashes hold up pictures of their deceased loved ones as the planemaker's CEO Dave Calhoun testifies before a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the safety culture at Boeing, on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 18.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 24, 2024
U.S. prosecutors recommend DOJ criminally charge Boeing as deadline looms
They concluded the planemaker had violated a settlement related to two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 involving its 737 MAX jet, source say.
Japan Airlines jets at Haneda Airport in 2020
Jun 22, 2024
Japan Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Aomori
JAL Flight 2154, an Embraer 170, returned after takeoff from Aomori Airport to land just over 30 minutes later. No one was injured.
An employee at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The greatest heat-related labor losses are born by outdoor industries such as construction, mining and agriculture.
Jun 22, 2024
When hot weather arrives, worker productivity is at risk
Exposure to high temperatures can diminish cognitive performance and have other lingering affects on one's health.
Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun makes a rare public appearance at the Berlin Aviation Summit on June 4. His presentation — swinging between defiance and contrition — might offer clues on how he aims to handle himself during the Washington hearing on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 18, 2024
Boeing faces senate grilling as CEO search gains momentum
How outgoing CEO Dave Calhoun handles the spotlight is important not just for his legacy, but also for the company’s work to shore up confidence.
Temperatures in Paris could exceed 30 degrees on many days during the 2024 Games.
Jun 17, 2024
Japanese Olympians to beat heat with own AC despite Paris' plans for green Games
The Japanese Olympic Committee announced last December that it plans to pay for its athletes to have air conditioning in their rooms for “safety and security” reasons.
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in Houston in 2019
Jun 15, 2024
Southwest Airlines plane plunged within 120 meters of ocean near Hawaii
The Boeing 737 Max 8 jet briefly dropped at an abnormally high rate of more than 4,000 feet per minute before the flight crew pulled up to avoid disaster.
Between November and May, five major incidents involving Japan Airlines aircraft were reported, prompting the transport ministry to issue the airline a stern warning and conduct an on-site inspection at its facilities late last month.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 11, 2024
JAL vows to raise crew safety awareness following emergency probe
The airline promised to implement measures to prevent a recurrence of recent months' safety lapses in order to regain the trust of passengers.
A Boeing 777-300ER aircraft operated by Singapore Airlines at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on May 22
Jun 4, 2024
Killer turbulence sees more airlines embrace data-driven mindset
Turbulence Aware was launched by IATA in 2018 to help airlines mitigate the impact of turbulence, the No. 1 cause of passenger and crew injuries in the air.
Japan Airlines President Mitsuko Tottori meets an official at the transport ministry on Monday, as the ministry issued a stern reprimand following a series of recent incidents involving JAL aircraft.
May 28, 2024
Transport ministry reprimands JAL over recent incidents
The reprimand was issued over a total of five incidents involving JAL in Japan and abroad since last November.
Mourners attend the state funeral for President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and others in Tehran on Wedneday.
WORLD / Politics
May 26, 2024
Calls, search parties, drones: 17 hours to find Iran’s president
As a frenzied quest began for the fallen helicopter of President Ebrahim Raisi, Iran moved to control possible threats from abroad and unrest at home.


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