Japan Airlines invests into eVTOL development through Volocopter

Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed an agreement with Volocopter after entering a Memorandum of Understanding with Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSI) to promote and develop urban air mobility for passenger and goods transportation in Japan....


Japan Airlines to launch new UAV pilot training program

Japan Airlines (JAL) announced it would launch a new drone operator training program to accelerate drone-led business development in Japan post COVID-19....


Zipair to begin operations performing cargo-only flights

On May 21, 2020 Japanese LCC Zipair applied for permission to operate cargo-only flights between Tokyo Narita and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport 4 times weekly starting from June 3, 2020.The carrier was...


JAL cleared to receive Airbus A350XWB later in 2019

Japanese authorities have issued type certification for the Airbus A350 XWB, opening doors for Japan Airlines (JAL) to receive first deliveries of the airliner later in 2019.  ...


Slipping on snow: Japan Airlines Boeing 787 skids off runway

Over 200 passengers onboard Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 787 had a scary experience, as the aircraft skidded off an icy runway at Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)....


CAPA outlines best airlines in Asia Pacific

Airline awards, honour and prestige aside, provide a valuable insight on recent airline developments. Here are the best of 2018 in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, according to CAPA....


Drunk JAL 1st officer exposes Japan’s pilot drinking problem

The Japanese pilot who was arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) on October 28, 2018, for being close to 10 times over the alcohol limit is just a cherry on top of reported cases where Japanese airline pilots had failed to board scheduled flights due to excessive drinking. ...


Japan Airlines expands Southeast Asia network

Japan Airlines is expanding network in Southeast Asia. The carrier is to launch a regional route between Tokyo (Haneda) and Manila and start flights between Japan and Indonesia via newly signed strategic partnership agreement with Garuda Indonesia....


JAL incorporates new long-haul LCC business, revises fleet plans

Japan Airlines (JAL) has formally established a new company that will operate flights for its new long-haul LCC unit ahead of the planned summer 2020 launch date. ...


Airbus to try out mixed reality training on JAL's A350 XWBs

On November 14, 2017, Airbus and Japan Airlines presented a prototype of a blended reality training equipment which was developed using Microsoft HoloLens. ...