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Wider understanding & study of use of hydrogen in Japan - Airbus partners Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Airbus and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to gain a wider understanding of hydrogen supply, infrastructure and fueling, and will support the future deployment of hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft. The MoU was signed at a ceremony in Tokyo, attended by Stéphane Ginoux, Head of North Asia region for Airbus and President of Airbus Japan, and Motohik...

First-ever HCare support contract for H160 - All Nippon Helicopter

Airbus Helicopters has signed with All Nippon Helicopter (ANH) a five-year HCare Smart parts-by-the-hour contract for the customer’s first H160, demonstrating strong commitment to the entry into service of the aircraft. Under this customised HCare material management programme, ANH’s H160 is guaranteed the supply of spare parts and repaired parts at a fixed rate per flight ho...

Bringing Air Taxi service to Japan - ANA HOLDINGS and Joby Aviation

ANA and Joby Aviation are forming a partnership that will see Japan’s largest airline join with Joby to bring aerial ridesharing services to Japan. Toyota Motor Corporation also joined the partnership, with the intention of exploring opportunities such as ground-based transportation. Joby is a California-based company developing an all-electric, five-seat aircraft that ca...

World first H160 delivered in Japan

Airbus has delivered the first ever H160 to Japanese operator All Nippon Helicopter (ANH), heralding a new chapter for this next generation twin-engine helicopter. With 68 patents, the innovative H160 is the world’s most technologically advanced helicopter. The multi-role H160 was delivered from Airbus’ helicopter facility in Kobe, Japan, where flight training and specialised equi...

First in Japan SkyDrive - MLIT accepts application for flying car type certificate

SkyDrive Inc., an advanced air mobility solutions employing flying cars1 and cargo drones, announced that the company’s application for a type certificate2 for its flying car was accepted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT) on October 29, 2021. As such, the company has now initiated a type certification project for the aircraft that it aims to com...

eVTOL ride sharing business in Japan - Japan Airlines & Avolon

Avolon and Japan Airlines announced a partnership to commercialize zero-emissions eVTOL aircraft in Japan.  Avolon, through its investment and innovation affiliate Avolon-e, has formed a strategic partnership with JAL to identify and target local partners and customers, infrastructure requirements, certification, and a range of commercial models to introduce one of the world’s firs...

To bring UAM to Japan - Volocopter joins Osaka roundtable

Volocopter has joined the Osaka Roundtable, an institution eager to bring UAM to one of the busiest cities in Asia. As part of the engagement, the German eVTOL developer also committed to fly during the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai. Together with long-term partner and investor Japan Airlines, who recently reserved Volocopter aircraft, Volocopter accelerates its commitment in Japan and plans to cond...

Japan Civil Aviation Bureau approved mixed fleet flying for A380 and A320

All Nippon Airways is set to introduce Mixed Fleet Flying for the A380 and A320 Family following approval by Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). The Japanese carrier is the first operator in the world to introduce the MFF between the two types. MFF is unique to Airbus aircraft. As a result of flight deck and aircraft control systems it enables pilots to be certified to operate...

Hokkaido Air System received special SAF delivery

Hokkaido Air System received latest ATR 42-600, ready to enhance Japanese regional network.  The aircraft left Toulouse bound Japan, with a brand new One World Alliance livery, and using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for the first leg of its ferry flight. The ATR has proven to be successful in connecting communities across the Japanese archipelago, thanks to its effectivene...

Explore the introduction of eVTOL aircraft in Japan - Vertical Aerospace &Marubeni Corporation pre-order option for up to 200 aircraft

Vertical Aerospace and Marubeni Corporation have reached an agreement to explore sustainable, emissions free Advanced Aerial Mobility travel solutions, focused on the application of Vertical’s flagship electric aircraft, the VA-X4, in the Japanese market. Marubeni has also agreed a conditional pre-order option of up to 200 of Vertical’s aircraft. This important partnership bu...

EHang 216 AAV conducted trial flights in Japan

EHang announced its flagship passenger-grade AAV EHang 216 successfully performed its maiden Japan unmanned and autonomous trial flight to showcase safe, autonomous, eco-friendly urban air mobility solutions. Ahead of the trial flight, the EHang 216 obtained a trial flight permit from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan with a local partner. EHang 216 was the...

Skyports builds momentum as AAM infrastructure provider in Japan

Skyports has been selected to participate in two upcoming projects aimed at delivering eVTOL technology in Japan’s Osaka Prefecture. Skyports has been accepted as one of five organisations to contribute eVTOL expertise to the Osaka Prefecture Super City. Following a joint submission with Japanese major trading company and Skyports partner Kanematsu Corporation, the project will see...