ASPIRE Daily

Japan Airlines Flight

Welcome aboard ASPIRE's fourth demonstration flight, a Japan Airlines flight from Honolulu USA to Kansai Japan, departing 1:45PM Hawaii Time on 10th OCT.

The ASPIRE JAL flight JO77 features B747-400 which remains the industry standard in transpacific flight.  The aircraft has an advanced avionics package which takes advantage of the air traffic services provided by Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) and the FAA by utilising more efficient routes and procedures, which contribute to significant fuel savings.

This flight is the forth demonstration flight to be undertaken by ASPIRE partners – it's the first flight from the ASPIRE expanded partners program. It will showcase what has been done, what is being done right now, and the ASPIRE JAL flight partners' intentions for future progress in reducing aviation emissions across the Northern Pacific Ocean.

This flight will demonstrate the savings achievable by applying ASPIRE best practice procedures across all phases of flight. JAL will flight plan User Preferred Routing to clearance direct from HNL to the first filed point in oceanic airspace. The FAA will coordinate passage through offshore Warning Area airspace. Whilst the flight is in Oakland Center airspace, dynamic rerouting will be available until within 1 hour of exiting the Oakland CTA. Requested DARP routes for the ASPIRE flight will be given priority handling. While in Oakland Center, JO77 will be given priority for requested altitudes.

While the flight is in Fukuoka FIR, dynamic rerouting is available from 160E to TAPOP located south of Kansai. Requested DARP routes for the ASPIRE flight will be given priority handling. JCAB will coordinate passage through Warning Area R116 airspace. Descent and approach into Kansai will be optimized for efficiency using Continuous Descent Arrival via TAPOP. Special procedures have been coordinated between Japan Airlines and Kansai tower and ground operations for using Rwy 06R/24R for arrival. The flight will be given priority handling on taxing and JO77 will apply a "delayed" extension of flap and undercarriage.

Aircraft weight was lightened with fibreglass cargo containers. Normally aluminium containers are used for cargo and baggage. 17 cabin attendants reduced 2.5kg per person of their belongings, such as carrying smaller portions of their cosmetics.

JCAB signing