Ministry orders JAL, ANA to inspect Dreamliners

Business Jun 5, 2013

Ministry orders JAL, ANA to inspect Dreamliners

Transport minister Akihiro Ota said Tuesday he has ordered Japan Airlines Co. and All Nippon Airways Co. to inspect all of their Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one operated by JAL experienced a problem with its battery container Sunday. Ota also urged the carriers to review ...

LCCs revive female flight attendant aspirations

National May 24, 2013

LCCs revive female flight attendant aspirations

by Yoshihiro Nakajima

Becoming a flight attendant is the dream of many young women, but the rigorous standards and high competition often thwart their plans. The expansion of low-cost carriers, however, is making it easier to pursue that dream because LCCs' requirements for the job are lower than ...

National Mar 22, 2013

'82 Pan Am bomber who killed boy freed

Mohammed Rashed, who placed a bomb that damaged a Pan Am jet over the Pacific in 1982, killing a Japanese high schooler, was released from federal prison Wednesday, a U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman said. "He was released early this morning," Chris Burke said, ...

Flush ANA looking to make deals in South Asia

Business / Corporate Mar 20, 2013

Flush ANA looking to make deals in South Asia

All Nippon Airways Co., Japan's largest airline by sales, is looking for acquisitions and partnerships abroad, with an eye particularly on India and Thailand, after raising $1.8 billion in a share sale last year to expand. "We're considering various options, including acquisitions or collaboration with ...

787 to weigh on airlines as safety concerns drag on

Business Feb 4, 2013

787 to weigh on airlines as safety concerns drag on

Despite experts' best efforts to get to the bottom of the mishaps involving Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliners, pinpointing the causes may take a while, leaving the timetable for their return to the skies uncertain. All Nippon Airways Co., which has more 787s than any other ...