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Sleep Deprivation Chamber
16th Jan 2006, 14:00
According to local news reports, Japan Airlines, in the wake of losing oil pressure on a 777 engine on a domestic flight over the weekend, has received a second unprecendented "demand" from the government to "come up with measures to secure passenger safety," saying its previous efforts were insufficient. One television commentator said that a government source said that if nothing improves, they are considering suspending JAL's licence to operate in Japan.

According to the Asahi News, "The transport ministry is now taking a "three-strike" approach to JAL; if the airline fails to improve its safety again, it will be ordered to suspend operations."

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(IHT/Asahi: January 16,2006)

PAXboy
16th Jan 2006, 14:21
This sounds like a typical newspaper report as it is infammatory and not much else. When they say the How/Why/When and also point out that the a/c had another engine and landed safely ... Sounds like the Japanese newspapers are learning from their Western cousins.

Sleep Deprivation Chamber
16th Jan 2006, 15:01
This sounds like a typical newspaper report as it is infammatory and not much else. When they say the How/Why/When and also point out that the a/c had another engine and landed safely ... Sounds like the Japanese newspapers are learning from their Western cousins.

What is interesting about the Japanese version states that any incedent after the directives have been handed over will count as strike three and the suspension could start from there.

Right now for JAL, they have to stop the free fall of consumer confidence. The key phrase has been "anything but JAL" and JAL is giving away tickets at bucket shop prices and offering double miles on just about any class of service to get pax in seats.

The suspension could be as short as one week or even one hour (true Japanese style--form over substance) but the psycholgical effect of the move on the Japanese flying public will mean another record year for companies competing on JAL's routes.