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
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.
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.