Japan Airlines Accident To Cost More Than 100 Million

Daniel Fowkes
06 Jan 2024
· Aircraft 
· Airlines 
The written off Japan Airlines Airbus A350-900 involved in an accident with a Japanese Coast Guard Q300 at Tokyo Haneda. japan Airlines expects this to cost over 100 million USD and impact their short-term operations.

Following the collision involving a Japan Airlines Airbus A350 and Japanese Coast Guard Dash 8, the major airline has identified losses will be felt.

More Than 100 Million For Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines expects losses to exceed USD 100 million as the A350 involved in the major incident has become a hull loss.

These figures emerged following a January 4 stock exchange filing. While going down as operating losses, it’ll now undergo a process of understanding what the removal of this aircraft will do for the airline in the short term.

Japan Airlines A350 Operation

As a result of the hull loss of the Airbus A350 registered as JA13XJ, the airline now has 16 A350s to its name across two variants, the -900 and the -1000.

Fleet data indicates 15 of the A350s are for the -900, with these averaging an age of 3.2 years. Meanwhile, the company recently took delivery of the A350-1000, intending to deploy it to the United States later this month.

Japan Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 as part of fleet replacement and growth plans. The airline will debut the aircraft in 2024 on service between Tokyo Haneda and New York JFK
Japan Airlines took delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 in December 2023

The Airbus A350-1000 will eventually act as a critical flagship for the company as it transitions away from the Boeing 777. Japan Airlines expects the 787 and A350 to drive its long-haul widebody fleet in the future.

Update On The Incident

What remained of the Airbus A350 involved in the major incident is being pulled down by excavators following investigators combing through the wreckage.

Authorities working through evidence and transcripts note that while the A350 had been permitted to land, the Japanese Coast Guard aircraft had not been cleared for take-off.

Investigations are still in their early stages, with a lack of clarity over communications. Experts from around the world are thus coming together to identify the causes and ensure something of this magnitude doesn’t happen again.

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