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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 23, 2019
Tokyo decorated to mark one year to go before Olympic Games
Organizers and official partners of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games put up decorations in parts of the city and held events at Haneda airport Tuesday, one day before Japan starts the one-year countdown to the opening of the games.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 11, 2019
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit completes key high-altitude rocket-launch test
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit on Wednesday released a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in midair in a key test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites, the company said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 10, 2019
ANA and Japan's space agency to look into possibility of using satellite system to find optimal flight paths
ANA Holdings Inc. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have joined forces to look into the feasibility of using a satellite system to find the best flight paths for airplanes by observing wind and other conditions, thus cutting fuel consumption and costs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 7, 2019
Richard Branson plans to tie up with ANA for satellite launch business in Japan
Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit said Thursday it plans to bring its satellite launch system to Japan in partnership with airline operator ANA Holdings Inc., which will provide maintenance and possibly aircraft.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 25, 2019
ANA launches Tokyo to Honolulu service using Airbus A380, the world's biggest passenger jet
All Nippon Airways has launched Japan's first commercial service employing an Airbus SAS A380, the world's largest passenger plane, on its Narita to Honolulu route.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 7, 2019
Naomi Osaka's Mastercard deal underscores Japanese star's magnetic brand appeal
Naomi Osaka has added Mastercard Inc. to her endorsement contracts, as the No. 1 ranked tennis player continues to attract sponsors following her wins at the U.S. Open and Australian Open.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 2, 2019
ANA plane bound for Kumamoto from Tokyo lands at airport near Nagoya due to engine trouble
An All Nippon Airways plane headed for Kumamoto landed at Chubu airport near Nagoya on Wednesday evening due to engine trouble, the carrier said.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Mar 17, 2019
Fly into action and take the kids on an airline tour
For anyone who loves planes, a 'factory tour' of of one of Japan's biggest airlines can offer an exciting journey into aviation education.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 16, 2019
Co-pilot with All Nippon Airways unit found to be over alcohol limit, delaying another flight
All Nippon Airways Co. said Friday an international flight run by a group company was delayed the same day after a breath test showed the co-pilot had a higher than permissible alcohol level.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 12, 2019
ANA has no plans yet to halt purchase of 30 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets despite two deadly crashes
Japan Investment Adviser Co. bought 10 of the planes in 2017, and a spokesperson said it also does not have plans to change the order.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 7, 2019
ANA makes superjumbo-size bet it can fill axed Airbus A380s with Japanese tourists to Hawaii
Just as a tide of canceled orders has prompted Airbus SE to halt production of the A380 superjumbo, Japan's biggest airline is betting it can succeed where others have failed — by filling the luxurious double-deckers with tourists flying to Hawaii.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 6, 2019
Airlines stall in tackling climate change but ANA, United and Delta rated best at managing risks in study
Airlines are doing too little in the fight against global warming, a study funded by investors with $13 trillion in assets under management said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 22, 2019
Driverless terminal bus goes on test run at Tokyo's Haneda airport
A minibus decorated with All Nippon Airways Co.'s signature blue and white logo motors across the tarmac at Tokyo's Haneda airport. From the outside, it looks like an ordinary bus, with a person sitting in the driver's seat — except no one is really operating the vehicle.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 15, 2019
ANA considers debuting its first direct flights to Russia in 2020
ANA Holdings Inc. is considering launching its first direct flights to Russia as early as 2020 as part of its business strategy to expand overseas services, a source close to the matter said Tuesday.
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2019
ANA pilot drank before flight despite ban and asked co-pilot to lie
All Nippon Airways Co. said Tuesday an internal probe had found that last week one of its pilots caused domestic flight delays after drinking alcohol before flight duties despite the company's 12-hour ban, and that he also asked a co-pilot to lie about it.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2018
Japanese transport ministry to mandate alcohol tests for pilots after spate of drinking incidents
The transport ministry said Wednesday it has decided to introduce new rules including mandatory alcohol tests for pilots after a number of services were disrupted due to drinking by flight crew members.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 19, 2018
More men joining cabin crews as flight attendants in Japan
More men are taking jobs as flight attendants in the traditionally female-dominated profession as smaller Japanese airlines actively look to distinguish themselves from their larger domestic rivals.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / NEWS IN NIHONGO
Nov 26, 2018
JAL and ANA file reports after pilot drinking scandal
Japan Airlines (JAL) submitted an investigative report to the transport ministry on Nov. 16 concerning the arrest of one of its copilots by British police due to his heavy drinking before a London to Haneda flight.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 15, 2018
12 Japan Airlines flights delayed in 15 months due to pilots failing alcohol tests
The revelation came after a spate of incidents in which airline personnel breached drinking rules, prompting the government to crack down.
JAPAN
Nov 6, 2018
Japan to set up panel to tighten airline pilot drinking rules following recent scandals
An expert panel will be set up later this month to tighten drinking rules for aviation staff after a series of alcohol-related scandals involving Japanese airline pilots recently came to light, transport minister Keiichi Ishii said Tuesday.

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