The Japan Airlines (JAL) Group is considering its options for replacing turboprops at its Hokkaido Air System regional subsidiary. The subsidiary currently operates three Saab 340Bs, and intends to replace these by 2020, Masaru Onishi, JAL’s group director, told Aviation Daily recently. ATR turboprops are one of the candidates for this order. While he stressed that no decision has been made, Onishi noted that an advantage of the ATRs is that another of JAL’s subsidiary regional ...

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