Japanese firms said behind schedule in joining F-35A production

Sep 14, 2017

Japanese firms said behind schedule in joining F-35A production

Japanese production of the F-35A stealth fighter remains stuck on the tarmac, a recent survey by Japan's Board of Audit shows. The Air Self-Defense Force plans to adopt the cutting-edge fighter jet, but nothing is happening due to several delays in the process, leading the ...

MRJ to undergo certification testing in Washington state

Aug 16, 2016

MRJ to undergo certification testing in Washington state

A new passenger jet being developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is set to fly to the United States for the first time this month for certification tests, company officials said Monday. Japan's first domestically produced jet, dubbed Mitsubishi Regional Jet, is expected to make the ...

/ Apr 26, 2016

Daimler, Ford brace for scrutiny after emission scandals

Carmakers have to be clearer about the way they certify their fuel economy and emission ratings as regulators ramp up scrutiny over the gap between laboratory results and on-road conditions, according to Daimler AG Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche. "You can only be transparent and ...

Ex-minister among seven killed in Quebec plane crash amid wind alert

Mar 30, 2016

Ex-minister among seven killed in Quebec plane crash amid wind alert

A small plane crashed Tuesday off an island in eastern Quebec, killing seven people, Quebec provincial police said. Among those killed was former federal Cabinet minister and political commentator Jean Lapierre. Other members of his family were also believed to be among the victims. They were ...

Lack of charging stations hurting EV growth

/ Sep 20, 2014

Lack of charging stations hurting EV growth

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The growth potential of electric vehicles is being hampered by a lack of charging stations nationwide, industry experts say. Some analysts in the industry have noted that electric vehicle (EV) sales have been slower than anticipated since mass-produced electric vehicles debuted in Japan in 2009. ...