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All Nippon Airways and Singapore Airlines deepen the partnership

All Nippon Airways and Singapore Airlines have signed a joint venture framework agreement that would deepen the partnership between the two Star Alliance carriers. This joint venture, which is subject to regulatory approvals, aims to provide customers with more seamless flight connectivity between the two carriers and access to a wider network. It would allow ANA and SIA to further stren...

The establishment of comprehensive AW139 training capabilities in Japan

Leonardo announced the purchase of an AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator by Suzuyo & Co of Japan. The AW139 FFS will be manufactured by Leonardo in collaboration with CAE and installed at Suzuyo & Co facilities located in Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and will be operated by its subsidiary Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation (SACC). The contract marks the introduction of the first AW139 FF...

ANA Third FLYING HONU A380 expanding its Fleet for the Narita-Honolulu Route

ANA launching the third of its specially designed FLYING HONU Airbus A380s to offer both daily flights between Narita and Honolulu on these unique aircraft. ANA currently provides two flights daily on the Narita-Honolulu route, with 10 flights served by Airbus A380s and four operated by Boeing 777s. Starting on July 1*1, ANA will begin simultaneously operating its three Airbus A380s*2 to...

Hokkaido Air System takes delivery of First ATR 42-600

ATR delivered the first of two ATR 42-600 aircraft to Hokkaido Air System, a JAL Group Company. This delivery marks the first step in HAC’s replacement of its Saab 340 fleet. The delivery of this aircraft will ensure that essential regional air connectivity in Hokkaido can continue. The ATR 42-600 will offer HAC increased capacity for the same operating costs – generating opportun...

First Final Assembly Line in Japan for Commercial Aircraft Engines

MHI Aero Engines has completed its assembly and first shipment of a Pratt & Whitney GTFTM PW1200G engine at the MHIAEL facility in Komaki, Japan.The engine was shipped on November 13 to Mitsubishi Aircraft's Moses Lake Flight Test Center (MFC) in Moses Lake, Washington. It will then be installed to support on-going aircraft testing of the SpaceJet regional passenger jet bei...

JAL Business Aviation Officially Launches Service

In order to Enhance the Business Jet Market in Japan, JAL Business Aviation Officially Launches Service! JAL Business Aviation (JALBA), established on January 11th, 2019.1 is now registered as an official business in the travel industry and will offer 3 services, including charter flight arrangement services as shown below. Services offered by JAL Business Aviation - Charter F...

Next-gen Wi-Fi upgrade for All Nippon Airways fleet

All Nippon Airways has begun equipping selected Boeing B777-300ER aircraft with SITAONAIR’s state-of-the-art Internet ONAIR Wi-Fi portal, powered by GX Aviation. In partnership with JSAT MOBILE Communications Inc. (JSAT MOBILE), SITAONAIR has boosted ANA’s major upgrade for passengers, through the deployment of its Internet ONAIR Wi-Fi portal over Inmarsat’s ground-breaki...

MHI New Combustor Center for Manufacturing Aero Engine Parts

MHI will establish a new factory within its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works to manufacture aero engine parts. MHI is anticipating continued growth of its aero engine business, , and in establishing the new facility the Company looks to strengthen its global competitiveness by developing a highly advanced engine parts production line, to grow aero engines into one of MHI Group'...

New Nakanihon Air Service helicopter will be dedicated for EMS operations

Nakanihon Air Service took delivery of 20th H135 at an entry-into-service ceremony held at the operator’s hangar in Aichi Prefecture! This new light-twin helicopter will join Nakanihon Air Service’s growing fleet of H135s to support emergency medical service (EMS) missions throughout the country. One of the largest aircraft operators in Japan, Nakanihon operates 45 Ai...

Meet FLYING HONU - the second ANA A380

All Nippon Airways received the second of three Airbus A380 FLYING HONU on May 15, 2019.  While offering the same high standard of performance, comfort and safety as ANA's other A380 which theairline received in March, this second FLYING HONU plane also has a unique livery. Inspired by the crystal-clear water of the ocean surrounding Hawaii, the green livery depicts the face of a...

Japanese New Central Airservice takes delivery of Dornier 228

Japanese New Central Airservice got new Dornier 228 from RUAG MRO International. New Central Airservice, together with their longstanding partner, Sojitz Aerospace Corporation (SOASCO), accepted delivery of their factory new 19-passenger commuter aircraft during a ceremony at the RUAG MRO International facilities in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, on 29 March 2019. A RUAG Dornier 228 cre...

Transport Ministry of Japan issued A350 XWB Type Certificate

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation, and Tourism (MLITT) has issued Type Certification for the Airbus A350 XWB,  enabling the A350 XWB first customer from the country Japan Airlines to operate the aircraft. The type certification covers the aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Airbus Japan President Stephane Ginoux said, “Receiving the A350 XW...