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A United 777-200 takes off from Washington Dulles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Safety Regulators Take Action After United Airlines Engine Failure

The airline industry has acted quickly after a United Airlines 777-200 experienced an uncontained engine failure on Saturday, scattering debris across a Broomfield, Colorado neighborhood. Two Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines powered the incident aircraft, and Boeing and multiple countries have since grounded 777 jets that feature the engine model. While it is still too soon to say what caused the engine explosion, former NTSB Director of the Office of Aviation Safety Tom Haueter suspects a fan blade may be…

Japan Plans Schedule Changes & Executive Changes as New Fiscal…

Japan Airlines announced changes in both operations for the 2021 flight as well as changes for the new year’s corporate structure. The airline, which runs a financial calendar from April 1 to March 31, will see the corporate changes take place when the new fiscal year begins. The airline noted…

Japan Airlines Operates First Flight With All-Japanese Constructed Alternative Fuel

Japan Airlines continues its well-documented push for the future of aviation fuel as the airline has flown its first flight using a new fuel type that is unique in using recycled cotton material. The fuel, made with a blend of clothing and kerosene was utilized onboard JL319 which departed Tokyo-Haneda…

As 2021 Nears, Japan Airlines and Arashi Are “movin’ on”

Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways have made a habit of creating long term special liveries that span numerous years and numerous aircraft. For All Nippon Airways, the airline has consistently targeted studio work with liveries like Pokémon and Star Wars, which have continued to grace aircraft for years. Japan…

Japanese LCC Skymark Chooses 4-Day Workweek Instead of Furloughs

Owing to decreased travel demand due to COVID-19, Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Skymark Airlines has introduced a four-day workweek for its office employees beginning next spring. Unlike its counterparts around the world, which have furloughed or cut staff, the Tokyo-based airline is choosing to keep its workers employed and is…

Qantas Set to Form a Joint Business Agreement With Japan…

Following the drastic reduction in the number of passengers flying this year, many airlines are seeking new ways to attract travelers on board in time for next summer. Australian flag-carrier Qantas is negotiating with Japan Airlines to increase travel between Australia and Japan by a new “joint business." The two…

Japan Airlines Will Begin Using Gender-Neutral Phrases When Addressing Passengers

Japan Airlines has announced new terminology to be used when addressing passengers in airports and on aircraft, and "ladies and gentlemen" is no longer part of the script. Instead, beginning Oct. 1, the airline will use gender-friendly expressions, such as "attention all passengers" and "welcome, everybody." The phrases are already…

Japan’s Aviation Industry Gradually Recovering

After months of the coronavirus pandemic began, Japan's domestic travel volume is seeing an upward trend. Tokyo Narita International Airport and Kansai Airports have announced their latest passenger volume in August, and both are seeing a surge in domestic travel passengers. The figures show that the domestic passenger volume has…

Japan Domestic Demand Increases, Full Recovery Expected by October

According to local media, Japan Airlines is expecting a full recovery of its domestic demand as early as this October following the diminished demand caused by the coronavirus crisis. “We expect to recover to 80 percent in August and fully operate in line with our normal schedule around October,” Shunsuke…

Singapore Airlines Posts Heavy Losses Over Ineffective Fuel Hedging

Last week Singapore Airlines posted the first full-year loss of its almost 50-year history amid a collapse in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic and some heavy losses on its fuel hedging policy. The airline recorded a net loss of 212 million Singapore dollars ($149.1 million) for the fiscal year…