While the arrival of Japan Airlines’ (JAL) first Airbus A350 marks the start of a major transition in the carrier’s widebody fleet, it also represents a notable change for the country’s airline industry. In recent years, Japan’s two main airlines—JAL and All Nippon Airways (ANA)–have relied exclusively on Boeing products for their widebody fleets. Boeing will still be dominant in this market for the foreseeable future, but Airbus twin-aisles will also be ...

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