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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...

Next-generation H160 receives JCAB approval

The Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) has granted its type certification for Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role twin-engine H160, heralding a new chapter for helicopter operations in Japan. “It is an honour to receive the H160 type certification from the JCAB. This certification, following the recent completion of Japan’s H160 first flight in France, paves the way to the aircraft...

Accelerate the development of drone delivery infrastructure - ANA HOLDINGS and Wingcopter

ANA HOLDINGS is collaborating with German drone manufacturer and service provider Wingcopter to accelerate the delivery of vital pharmaceuticals and other consumer products via unmanned aircraft. The two aviation innovators is conducting comprehensive trials with the electrical fixed-wing VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft developed by Wingcopter, with the aim of building a drone delive...

Japan Coast Guard adds two H225s to growing fleet

Japan Coast Guard (JCG) will expand its fleet with two new H225 helicopters, taking its total Super Puma fleet up to 17, comprising two AS332s and 15 H225s. The largest Super Puma operator in Japan received its tenth H225 in February this year. The new helicopters will join its growing fleet to support territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in the...

ANA to Introduce Boeing 777 Freighters for Flights Between Los Angeles and Tokyo

All Nippon Airways will employ Boeing 777 Freighters on cargo freighter flights between Los Angeles and Tokyo Narita Airport. ANA opted to use the 777F for these flights for its maximum load capacity at roughly 100 tons, approximately double the capability of the 767F. This increased capacity and aircraft size makes the aircraft appropriate for the transportation of semiconductors, engines and oth...

Japan Bell Boeing V-22 conducted Flights at Kisarazu Air Field

As the Bell Boeing V-22 garners attention from global military forces for its unparalleled capabilities, operators continue to showcase the tiltrotor’s benefits. Bell Boeing customer Japan Ground Self Defense Force’s (JGSDF) Transportation Aviation Group (TAG) officially began flight operations at Kisarazu Air Field on Nov. 6. Bell Boeing, in conjunction with the U.S. government,...