JAL Orders 737 MAX For Narrowbody Replacement Needs

By Adrian Schofield Mar 23, 2023
Japan Airlines is addressing one of its fleet replacement priorities by placing a firm order for 21 Boeing 737-8s.
Airlines & Lessors

Japan Selects Partners For Expo 2025 Osaka AAM Demo

By Graham Warwick Feb 21, 2023
Organizers of the World Expo 2025 in Osaka, Kansai, have selected the partners with which they plan to showcase advanced air mobility in Japan.
Airports & Networks

First Take, Feb. 13, 2023

By Graham Warwick Feb 10, 2023
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week

REGENT Lands Strategic Investment From Japan Airlines

By Ben Goldstein Jan 26, 2023
Regent, the Rhode Island-based startup developing an all-electric seaglider, has secured a strategic investment from Japan Airlines.
Advanced Air Mobility

Japan’s Major Carriers Revise Plans As Pandemic Restrictions Ease

By Adrian Schofield Sep 29, 2022
All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines have ramped up their international capacity plans from November onward, following the latest steps by the government to relax entry requirements.
Airlines & Lessors

Japan’s Zipair Firms Up Silicon Valley Plans

By David Casey Sep 16, 2022
Flights from Tokyo Narita will initially be three times per week, but the LCC intends to take the route daily in 2023.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Growth In Tokyo Transit Traffic Provides Welcome Boost For JAL, ANA

By Adrian Schofield Jul 11, 2022
With COVID-19 restrictions impeding travel to Japan, the country’s airlines are focusing more heavily on transit traffic at their Tokyo hubs to rebuild international operations.
Airlines & Lessors

Japan Airlines Slashes February Domestic Schedule Further

By Aaron Karp Feb 04, 2022
JAL is reacting to continued COVID-19 restrictions in place in Japan as the country attempts to contain the spread of the omicron variant.
Airlines & Lessors

Australian Regulator Blocks Qantas-Japan Airlines Pact

By David Casey Sep 13, 2021
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has denied authorization for Qantas Airways and Japan Airlines (JAL) to coordinate flights between Australia and Japan.
Airlines & Lessors

JAL Moves Closer To Eliminating Cash Burn

By Adrian Schofield Aug 03, 2021
Japan Airlines is getting to grips with its cash burn which was caused by the onset of the COVID-19 crisis.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Asian Carriers Push Green Projects Despite Pandemic

By Adrian Schofield Jul 08, 2021
Recent examples show that airlines in Asia-Pacific are willing to devote resources to sustainability efforts at a time when they are also looking under every rock to cut costs.
Airlines & Lessors

Japanese Carriers Test Domestically Produced SAFs

By Graham Warwick Jun 21, 2021
All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines have committed to being net-zero carbon by 2050, while Japan aims to commercialize domestically produced sustainable aviation fuels by 2030.
Aircraft & Propulsion

United Airlines Plans Supersonic Future With Boom Overture Orders

By Guy Norris Jun 03, 2021
The United deal, which also covers options for 35 additional aircraft, envisages introduction of the first civil supersonic services on trans-Atlantic and Pacific routes by 2029.
Airlines & Lessors

JAL Looks To Target New Chinese Routes With LCC Spring Japan

By Adrian Schofield May 07, 2021
Japan Airlines has revealed more detail on how it plans to prepare for the post-pandemic environment by strengthening its LCC portfolio while scaling back its widebody mainline fleet.
Airlines & Lessors

Competition Watchdog Rejects Qantas-JAL Joint Venture

By Adrian Schofield May 06, 2021
Australian regulators have issued a draft rejection of an application by Qantas and Japan Airlines to cooperate more closely, although Qantas says it will argue to have the decision reversed in the final ruling.
Airlines & Lessors

JAL To Increase Stake In Spring Airlines Japan

By Guy Ferneyhough Apr 26, 2021
Japan Airlines (JAL) will increase its stake in leisure carrier Spring Airlines Japan from 5% to potentially more than 51%.
Airlines & Lessors

JAL Accelerates Phaseout Of Boeing 777-200s And -300s

By Adrian Schofield Apr 06, 2021
Japan Airlines (JAL) has advanced the retirement of its Boeing 777s in domestic configuration, phasing the aircraft out of its fleet a year earlier than expected.
Airlines & Lessors

Engine Failure Prompts Immediate Action For Pratt-Powered 777s

By Sean Broderick Feb 22, 2021
Global regulators and operators moved quickly to minimize the risk of another incident involving a Pratt & Whitney-powered Boeing 777, banning them from airspace or voluntarily pulling them from service while the FAA, Boeing, and Pratt develop immediate inspection parameters. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

JAL Forecasts Larger $2.9B Loss For 2020

By Guy Ferneyhough Feb 01, 2021
Japan Airlines (JAL) now expects to record a net loss of ¥300 billion ($2.9 billion) for 2020 after its hopes for traffic recovery in the current quarter were dashed by a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the country.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas, JAL Seeking Permission For Closer Partnership

By Adrian Schofield Dec 23, 2020
Qantas and Japan Airlines (JAL) have revealed plans for extensive cooperation on routes between Australasia and Japan.
Airlines & Lessors

JAL Targets $1.6B From New Share Issue

By Adrian Schofield Nov 09, 2020
JAL said some of the money raised will go towards the replacement of Boeing 777s with the Airbus A350s it already has on order
Airlines & Lessors

Japan Airlines To Slash Boeing 777 Fleet, Citing COVID-19 Travel Shifts

By Adrian Schofield Oct 30, 2020
Japan Airlines (JAL) plans to cut its widebody fleet by retiring many of its Boeing 777s, following a similar move announced recently by All Nippon Airways (ANA).
Airlines & Lessors

JAL Backs Volocopter’s Plans For UAM In Japan

By Graham Warwick Sep 29, 2020
Japan Air Lines (JAL) plans to work with Volocopter to promote the development of urban air mobility (UAM) for passenger and cargo transportation in Japan.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Japanese Carriers Scale Back Domestic Plans

By Adrian Schofield Aug 17, 2020
Japan’s two major airlines are continuing to trim down their domestic schedules as a second wave of COVID-19 cases dampens the country’s demand rebound.
Airlines & Lessors

JAL Seeks Aircraft Deferrals To Help Cut Spending

By Adrian Schofield Aug 03, 2020
Japan Airlines (JAL) plans a significant cost-cutting campaign to offset the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, and the carrier has signaled this will include aircraft delivery deferrals.
Airlines & Lessors