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January 15, 2013 | By David Pierson
BEIJING -- Japan Airlines said it suspended operations of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet Wednesday following the emergency landing of the same aircraft by rival All Nippon Airways Co. earlier in the day. "Japan Airlines operates every flight upon confirming that all safety standards have been met," the company said in a statement. "In view of the incident encountered by another airline involving the 787-8 aircraft today, Japan Airlines has decided to cancel the operations of its 787-8 aircraft scheduled for flights today to ensure safety.
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March 7, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
Boeing Co. has notified airlines that a change in a supplier's manufacturing process may have resulted in hairline cracks on the wings of about 40 of its yet-to-be-delivered 787 Dreamliners. Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. told Boeing there was a problem related to fasteners on the 787's carbon fiber composite wing. Boeing, which has delivered 123 of the planes, said the problem may be present in a limited number of airplanes still in production, but none of its in-service fleet is involved.
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BUSINESS
October 7, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
In a blow to Boeing Co., Japan Airlines on Monday announced it has ordered 31 jets from Boeing's competitor, Airbus, in a deal worth $9.5 billion. It's the first order of Airbus jets for Japan Airlines and gives the European firm a huge foothold in the Japanese aviation market, largely dominated by jets from U.S.-based Boeing. "We sincerely welcome Japan Airlines as a new Airbus customer and feel honored by this first-ever order from Japan for our all-new A350 XWB,” said Fabrice Bregier, chief executive of Airbus.
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February 13, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Newly signed Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka might have saved a few bucks if he had signed with the L.A. Dodgers instead of the New York team. The 25-year-old reportedly paid a cool $200,000 to rent a 787 Dreamliner to fly from Tokyo to New York City - with less than a handful of passengers and his toy poodle - to be on time for spring training, according to media reports. Reports say he rented the Japan Airlines plane that landed at JFK Airport on Sunday, its 200 or so seats pretty much empty.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
More bad news for Boeing Co.: Japan Airlines Co. said Sunday tests on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet showed the plane leaking fuel. The airline, known as JAL, was performing maintenance work on the aircraft after it was spotted spilling nearly 30 gallons of fuel onto the taxiway at Boston's Logan International Airport on Tuesday. While being examined at the Narita International Airport near Tokyo, the grounded plane began to leak fuel from a nozzle on the left wing, JAL said in a memo.
BUSINESS
November 28, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
KFC is taking airplane food to a whole new level, pairing with Japan Airlines to serve its fast-food chicken on holiday flights between Tokyo and eight U.S. and European destinations. The chain's Japanese operation will provide a meal of a drumstick, chicken breast, flat bread, coleslaw and "special mayonnaise" to passengers on select trips out of Narita Airport from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28. The so-called Air Kentucky trays will be served during the second mealtime in the premium-economy and economy-class sections of planes bound for Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Boston, Chicago, London, Paris and Frankfurt.
BUSINESS
January 15, 1993 | From Bloomberg Business News
Japan Airlines Co. said Thursday that it will trim expenses and investments by a total of $1.6 billion to counter the one-two punch of a heavy debt load and declining revenue from international flights. Japan's largest carrier has been expanding its fleet in preparation for a new international airport in Japan, only to get hit by increasing competition for international flights during a global economic slowdown.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2001 | Associated Press
Two of Japan's largest airlines are close to a merger that would create the world's No.6 carrier in terms of annual passenger miles flown, news reports said Sunday. Japan Airlines Inc., the world's eighth-largest airline, and regional carrier Japan Air System Inc. plan to merge their operations under a holding company in the fall of 2002, the Nihon Keizai financial daily reported, without citing sources.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2009 | Dan Weikel
A large metal baggage container was sucked into the engine of a Japan Airlines Boeing 747 on Monday as the giant jetliner prepared to depart with 245 passengers from Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. The accident occurred about 1:30 p.m. when Flight 61 to Narita, Japan, pulled back from Gate 101 at the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
BUSINESS
July 8, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
American, JAL Enter Cargo Pact: The carrier entered into an air cargo alliance with Japan Airlines that the airlines say will expand their cargo markets. The agreement calls for JAL to act as the general sales agent for American Airlines' cargo operations in Japan, Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia. In turn, American, a unit of Ft. Worth-based AMR Corp.
WORLD
December 5, 2013 | By Barbara Demick and Yuriko Nagano
TOKYO -- Although she is a seasoned traveler who frequently flies the route between Tokyo and Hong Kong, Kazuyo Ito confessed to some preflight anxiety as she checked in Thursday for Japan Airlines Flight 29. "It is a little scary," said the 59-year-old housewife, when asked about China's threat to stop aircraft that refuse to identify themselves when flying through a large swath of the East China Sea. FOR THE RECORD: China air...
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December 3, 2013 | By Barbara Demick, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
BEIJING - How to reassure Japan and South Korea that the United States will stand behind them, without inflaming the Chinese? That is the mission that stands before Vice President Joe Biden as he arrives in the region with a potential crisis developing over China's designation of a large swath of the East China Sea as an air defense identification zone. The trip, which was supposed to advance economic ties in the region, has been waylaid by China's Nov. 23 declaration of an air defense zone over waters controlled by Japan and South Korea.
TRAVEL
November 8, 2013 | By Tom Parsons
If you fly only once or twice a year, it can be hard to pile up enough frequent-flier miles or points to get an award ticket. Signing up with credit card companies when bonuses are offered helps, but there are other ways to make what miles you do have work for you. Some airlines offer plans that allow you to pool your points as a family so you can qualify for a free ticket faster. This kind of program is most common among international carriers, but domestic airlines are starting to use this plan as well.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
In a blow to Boeing Co., Japan Airlines on Monday announced it has ordered 31 jets from Boeing's competitor, Airbus, in a deal worth $9.5 billion. It's the first order of Airbus jets for Japan Airlines and gives the European firm a huge foothold in the Japanese aviation market, largely dominated by jets from U.S.-based Boeing. "We sincerely welcome Japan Airlines as a new Airbus customer and feel honored by this first-ever order from Japan for our all-new A350 XWB,” said Fabrice Bregier, chief executive of Airbus.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Aerospace giant Boeing Co. has finished replacing the problem-plagued lithium-ion battery systems in its new 787 Dreamliner jets after overheating incidents grounded the planes for more than three months around the world. The Chicago company delivered 50 of the planes to eight airlines before the grounding order kept them on the tarmac from mid-January until late last month. The 787s that were already built had to be retrofitted with the new design, which involved insulating and spacing out parts in the battery unit and enclosing the system in stainless-steel cases so that little oxygen can get at them.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
The first Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner to fly under the United Airlines name since a mass grounding ordered by the government earlier this year has landed at Chicago. On board the high-tech jet, which departed from Houston at 11 a.m. local time on Monday: Boeing Chief Executive W. James McNerney Jr. and Jeff Smisek, chief executive of United Continental Holdings Inc. The voyage, dubbed United Flight 1, holds deep symbolic weight for Boeing and United, which is the only American carrier to fly the 787. The Dreamliner is emerging from months of tinkering and testing after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Jan. 16 ordered all of the planes parked due to concerns about its lithium-ion battery system.
NEWS
February 13, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Newly signed Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka might have saved a few bucks if he had signed with the L.A. Dodgers instead of the New York team. The 25-year-old reportedly paid a cool $200,000 to rent a 787 Dreamliner to fly from Tokyo to New York City - with less than a handful of passengers and his toy poodle - to be on time for spring training, according to media reports. Reports say he rented the Japan Airlines plane that landed at JFK Airport on Sunday, its 200 or so seats pretty much empty.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday began a two-day investigative hearing in Washington into a fire that broke out on Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner passenger jet due to overheating in its lithium-ion battery systems. The NTSB still hasn't found a root cause into the fire that occurred Jan. 7 at Boston's Logan International Airport. On Tuesday, the board issued hundreds of pages of documents ahead of the hearing, which show five years of history in the development and design approval of the battery system.
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