|30 November 1953
|15 May 1971
(merged with Japan Domestic Airlines to form Toa Domestic Airlines)
Toa Airways (東亜航空, Tōa Kōkū) was a Japanese airline and the predecessor of Japan Air System. Founded on November 30, 1953, it merged with Japan Domestic Airlines on May 15, 1971, to form Toa Domestic Airlines, which went on to become Japan Air System.
During operations, Toa Airways operated the following types:
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. is an airline of Japan. Headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, ANA operates services to both domestic and international destinations and had more than 20,000 employees as of March 2016. In October 1999, the airline became a member of Star Alliance.
Continental Express was the operating brand name used by a number of independently owned regional airlines providing commuter airliner and regional jet feeder service under agreement with Continental Airlines. In 2012 at the time of Continental's merger with United Airlines, two carriers were operating using the Continental Express brand name:
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Sapporo Airfield, commonly known as Okadama Airport, is a dual-use airport located in Okadama-chō, Higashi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 4 NM north of the city center of Sapporo. Its scheduled airline service is limited to turboprop flights to other cities in Hokkaidō; larger aircraft use New Chitose Airport, 45 km (28 mi) south of the city. The airport is also used by Camp Okadama of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and by corporate and general aviation operators: an adjacent facility houses the air traffic control center for Hokkaido and the Tohoku region. The airport houses the headquarters of Hokkaido Air System.
Japan Air System Co., Ltd. (JAS) was the smallest of the big three Japanese airlines. In contrast to the other two, JAL and ANA, JAS' international route network was very small, but its domestic network incorporated many smaller airports that were not served by the two larger airlines. As an independent company, it was last headquartered in the JAS M1 Building at Haneda Airport in Ōta, Tokyo. It has since merged with Japan Airlines.
The NAMC YS-11 is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Nihon Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (NAMC), a Japanese consortium. It was the only post-war airliner to be wholly designed and manufactured in Japan until the development of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet during the 2010s, roughly 50 years later.
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1975.
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1976.
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1977.
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Norcanair was the name of a Canadian airline that existed from 1947 to 1987, and again briefly in the early 1990s and from 2001 to 2005.
Piedmont Airlines was an airline in the United States that operated from 1948 to 1989, when it was acquired by and merged into USAir. Its headquarters were at One Piedmont Plaza in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a building that is now part of Wake Forest University.
Filipinas Orient Airways, Inc. was an airline founded by the originally Lebanese refugee family Karam in the Philippines in 1964, under Republic Act No. 4147. FOA was granted the franchise to provide air transport service in the Philippines and between the Philippines and other countries on June 20, 1964, despite legal opposition by Philippine Airlines. The company slogan was The Nation's Flag Carrier.
Japan Domestic Airlines Co., Ltd. was the predecessor of Japan Air System. On April 15, 1964, Nitto Aviation Co., Ltd. (NAL), Fuji Airlines Co., Ltd. (FAL), and North Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (NJA) merged to form Japan Domestic Airlines. On May 15, 1971, the airline merged with Toa Airways to form Toa Domestic Airlines; on April 1, 1988 the merged airline renamed itself to Japan Air System. Japan Air System merged into Japan Airlines in the early 2000s.
All Nippon Airways Flight 533, registration JA8658, was a NAMC YS-11 en route from Osaka, Japan, to Matsuyama on the island of Shikoku. It was the fifth crash in Japan in 1966 and the second one experienced by All Nippon Airways that year, the first being the loss of Flight 60 on February 4. It was also, at the time, the deadliest crash of an NAMC YS-11, and remains the second-deadliest after Toa Domestic Airlines Flight 63, which crashed in 1971 with 68 deaths.
Toa Domestic Airlines Flight 63, registration JA8764, was a NAMC YS-11A-217 en route from Okadama Airport in Sapporo, Japan to Hakodate Airport. On July 3, 1971, the plane left Sapporo Okadama Airport on a scheduled flight at 08:30. After arriving in Hakodate airspace, the plane was descending below 1800 metres when it crashed at 09:05 into the south face of Yokotsudake. All 64 passengers and four crew on board are killed in the scene. The cause of the crash was determined to be pilot error that followed strong winds pushing the plane off course which leads to CFIT.
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