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Clement Charpentreau
Japan naval aviation on the hunt for Chinese submarines

Following reports of a foreign submarine cruising near the Satsunan Islands, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force deployed two warships, including a helicopter carrier transporting an array of helicopters dedicated to anti-submarine warfare. A Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft was also deployed in the region. Such a large deployment of force by Japan is relatively unseen....


Clement Charpentreau
Third and last ANA A380 takes off for maiden flight

The third and last Airbus A380 for the airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) made its maiden flight in Hamburg, Germany, showing off its very unique orange “Flying Honu” livery. The superjumbo will operate a route towards Hawaii in June 2020....


Clement Charpentreau
ANA's first Boeing 777X is being assembled [Photo]

  After Emirates Airlines and Lufthansa, the assembly of the first All Nippon Airways Boeing 777X has started....


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Airbus shows third & final ANA’s Green Sea Turtle A380

Airbus unveils the livery of a third ‒ and final ‒ A380, which will join All Nippon Airways (ANA)’s fleet. Like its two predecessors, the third “Flying Honu” is also dedicated to celebrating Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle and features a special nod to Hawaii ‒ the destination it is going to serve.   ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
All Nippon Airways to receive third Airbus A380

With carriers retiring their Airbus A380 aircraft, seemingly, its life-span is over. Yet one airline is daring enough to operate three of them on the same route, All Nippon Airways. Does it make sense to do so?...


Clement Charpentreau
South Korea, Japan, China to end risky airspace situation

South Korea, Japan, and China are close to reaching an agreement regarding the control of the airspace over the East China Sea, in an attempt to put an end to a series of near-miss incidents....


Clement Charpentreau
USAF F-16 accidentally releases dummy bomb in Japan

A United States Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon accidentally dropped an inert bomb on private land outside training grounds in Aomori Prefecture, north of Japan's main island of Honshu....


Clement Charpentreau
South Korean F-15K jets fly over islands disputed by Japan

During an event marking the 71st anniversary of the South Korean Armed Forces, several F-15K fighter jets flew a patrol over the disputed islands of Dokdo (or Takeshima in Japan), causing an official protest from Japanese officials....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing begins Japan KC-46 Pegasus tanker assembly

Boeing began assembling Japan’s first KC-46 Pegasus tanker by loading a 25-meter (82.4 feet) long wing spar in the company’s 767 production facility in Everett, United States....


Clement Charpentreau
South Korean F-15K jets fire warning shots at Russian aircraft

Fighter jets of the South Korean Air Force fired warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that had violated its airspace off the east coast twice....