Tag - air



A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 flies near Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, on Thursday morning.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 14, 2024
U.S. military resumes Osprey flights in Japan
The resumption came after Washington last week lifted a worldwide flight ban on the aircraft following a deadly crash last year.
An Alaska airlines Boeing 737 takes off from Los Angeles International Airport on March 6. Boeing unveiled that it handed over 27 airplanes to customers in February, lagging the 49 notched by Airbus.
Mar 13, 2024
Boeing crisis derails airline growth plans as output stalls
Boeing’s crisis of confidence is spreading to the airlines that buy its jets, creating a massive bottleneck in an industry with limited choices.
A 737 Max 9 under construction at a Boeing production facility in Renton, Washington
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2024
Boeing tells staff to take 'immediate' action on safety incidents
Of 89 production process audits recently conducted by the FAA, Boeing reportedly failed 33 of them with 97 instances of noncompliance.
The wreckage of a Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter is salvaged by a vessel off Ikema Island in Okinawa Prefecture last May.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 11, 2024
GSDF probe fails to identify cause of deadly helicopter crash
The cause of the crash that killed all 10 on board could not be pinpointed because part of the flight recorder data was damaged.
Ground Self-Defense Force members disembark from a V-22 Osprey aircraft during an annual live-fire exercise at East Fuji Maneuver Area, in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, in May 2022.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 11, 2024
Osprey safety concerns linger in Japan, despite U.S. reassurances
Critics have decried the lack of specifics about the cause of the deadly November crash as Tokyo and Washington tout "unprecedented" information-sharing.
Lion Air’s safety record has been in the spotlight over the years. The privately held carrier has suffered several hull losses, the industry term for aircraft damaged beyond repair.
Mar 10, 2024
Two Indonesian pilots suspended after falling asleep in cockpit
Flight 6723 was on its way to Jakarta from Sulawesi on Jan. 25 when neither the pilot or co-pilot responded to communications.
Batik Air said in a statement on Saturday that it "operates with adequate rest policy" and that it was "committed to implement all safety recommendations" after a January incident in which a pilot and co-pilot both feel asleep during a flight.
Mar 9, 2024
Indonesia to open probe after airline pilots fell asleep mid-flight
A pilot and co-pilot were simultaneously asleep for approximately 28 minutes during a domestic flight to Jakarta in January.
A U.S. V-22 Osprey lands on the USS Mesa Verde ship during excercises in the Baltic Sea in September.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 8, 2024
U.S. lifts Osprey flight ban, eyeing aircraft's return to Japan's skies
Tokyo and Washington will closely coordinate a timeline for resuming flights of Osprey V-22 aircraft in Japan, three months after a deadly accident.
A war survivor details vivid recollections of World War II in footage never before made public. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has released parts of a collection of interviews with over 300 war survivors for public viewing this month.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 8, 2024
Witness accounts recall 1945 firebombing of Tokyo
The Tokyo government is screening a collection of interviews of survivors for the first time to serve as a reminder of the destruction of war.
Boeing has faced a series of quality control issues, most recently in a hair-raising incident in January when a door-sized panel blew off the fuselage of a Boeing 737 Max 9.
Mar 8, 2024
Wheel falls off Boeing passenger jet heading to Japan from U.S.
United Airlines said there were 249 people on board the Osaka-bound jet.
A man writes on a message board for passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 during a remembrance event in Kuala Lumpur in March 2019.
Mar 3, 2024
Malaysia mulls resuming search of missing MH370 as 10th anniversary nears
Flight MH370 vanished from radar less than 40 minutes after taking off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014, with 239 passengers and crew on board.
Japan has been particularly sensitive about the prospect of resuming Osprey flights following the November crash of a U.S. Air Force CV-22 variant.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 2, 2024
U.S. to lift ban on Osprey flights, three months after deadly Japan crash
The U.S. military will next week share its plans with Japan — the sole international partner involved in the Osprey program.
An MQ-9 Reaper drone stands on the runway at Naval Base Ventura County Sea Range, Point Mugu, near Oxnard, California. The Defense Ministry is considering purchasing the Reaper for intercepting foreign aircraft approaching Japanese airspace.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 1, 2024
New drone tech in spotlight as Japan eyes boosted capabilities
As Tokyo seeks to beef up its unmanned systems, inspiration could come from the latest tech displayed at this year's Singapore Airshow.
A Boeing Co. 737 Max airplane on the production line at the company's manufacturing facility in Renton, Washington, in March 2019
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 27, 2024
Boeing's safety culture slammed by FAA after 737 Max midair door loss
An expert report shows the work still to be done at Boeing despite efforts to overhaul its culture after fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 killed 346 people.
A relative of a missing passenger on MH370, in Beijing on the one year anniversary of the aircraft's disappearance.
Feb 23, 2024
A decade after MH370, planes still at risk of vanishing off the map
An industrywide push to eliminate the chances of a similar case has been stymied by bureaucracy and financial pressure.
Star Flyer began allowing owners to bring certain pets into cabins on some routes in 2022.
Feb 15, 2024
Haneda plane collision prompts discussion about pets on flights
Most domestic airlines ban the carrying of pets in airplane cabins, out of consideration for those with allergies.
A Japan Airlines passenger aircraft at Haneda Airport in Tokyo
Feb 14, 2024
JAL plane crossed runway stop line at U.S. airport
The aircraft crossed the stop line in front of the runway at San Diego International Airport just after noon on Feb. 6.
An Asiana Airlines passenger aircraft lands at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan, on Dec. 20, 2023.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 14, 2024
Korean Air wins EU’s approval for $1.4 billion Asiana deal
Korean Air is expected to be ranked as one of the world’s top 10 airlines once the deal is completed.
A Japan Airlines jet is on fire at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Jan. 2.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 7, 2024
Japan air traffic controllers call for 'significant' staff increase
Last year, the number of air traffic control staff in Japan dropped to its lowest level in at least 19 years, according to transport ministry data.
A Boeing 737 Max 7 during an FAA evaluation flight at Boeing Field in Seattle in September 2020
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 3, 2024
How a roller-coaster week left Boeing's credibility on the line
The tumult is not over. U.S. investigators are soon expected to release a preliminary report on the Jan. 5 Alaska Airlines blowout.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals