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JTA to introduce 12 Boeing 737-800s

JTA to introduce 12 Boeing 737-800s

March 28, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 27, Okinawa-based Japan Transocean Air (JTA) announced to introduce 12 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled to enter into service from 2016. It costs around 110 billion yen at full retail price. The company will introduce the first aircraft in January 2016 and renew all other aircraft by 2021. The company will sell out all 13 Boeing 737-400s, which it currently flies.

Compared to current aircraft, the new model’s fuel...

 

ANA’s jumbo jet makes final flight from Naha to Haneda

ANA's jumbo jet makes final flight from Naha to Haneda

March 31, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Boeing 747-400 – commonly known as “Jumbo-Jet” of All Nippon Airways (ANA) made its final flight on the morning of March 31. The retirement ceremony for the aircraft was held at the Naha Airport Domestic Terminal. The final flight, onto which 565...

Asbestos victim’s lawsuit: government to pay 18.75 million yen to family of Okinawan worker on U.S. military base

March 28, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The government and the bereaved family of an Okinawan man who worked at the U.S. base and died of asbestos exposure agreed to a settlement proposed by the Naha District Court on March 27. The government will pay 18.75 million yen to the family of the victim. The...

Ginowan City Assembly unanimously resolves to protest against continuing troubles and accidents involving U.S.military aircraft

March 27, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the regular meeting held on March 27, the Ginowan City Assembly unanimously passed a resolution and written opinion. They protested against continuing troubles and accidents involving the U.S. military aircraft. An MV-22 Osprey made an emergency landing at Kadena...

Okinawan flower lovers taking care of endangered “mustard-like” flower

Okinawan flower lovers taking care of endangered

March 27 2014 Mitsuo Kouchi, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

Flower lovers in Nago City have been taking care of Kalanchoe integra. A Japanese endangered species list, the “Red Data Book”, designates the flower as an endangered species.

The flower has one-centimeter-long yellow flower...

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