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Review of Special Flight Authorization Procedures for Civil Supersonic Aircraft and Developmental Trends of New Noise Standards

Author: Yoshihiro Fujimaki

Category: Civil Aviation

After the end of the Concorde's flight operations in 2003, and the existing problems of fuel inefficiency and noise complaints, supersonic flight for commerical aircraft seemed like a pipe dream.  However, with new technology and the start of several recent development projects, the possibility of their return has increased.  This new excitement, too, has meant that existing standards and procedures have needed a relook, which is discussed in this report.

The Aviation Industry's 2020 Full-year Forecast and 2021 Outlook
-As Detailed in the IATA Annual Meeting Report-

Author: Daisuke Takagi

Category: Civil Aviation

At their 76th Annual Meeting, the International Air Transport Association made predictions of a continued difficult 2020, but some upswing in 2021.  With the Covid-19 pandemic still causing hardship on the aviation industry, read more on how they came to this conclusion, and what recommendations were made to combat recovery challenges.

Vaccine Passport Trends

Author: Tetsuhiro Nakagawa & Daisuke Takagi

Category: Tourism & More

As vaccination rates increase in the United States and globally, discussion regarding introducing vaccine passports has taken full swing. With sensitivity towards worries over discrimination and other controversies, governments, private companies, and others have begun taking aim at what a vaccine passport might look like, and have made some progress in making them more wide-spread.

Mobility on Demand Trends in the United States ~A Case Study of New York, Part 2~

Author: Daisuke Miyamoto

Category: Surface Transportation

In part 2 of his report on MOD in New York City, Mr. Miyamoto reveals the various ways that MOD has been incorporated to service the most in need of public transportation, including the addition of paratransit options and autonomous vehicles.  In addition, data sharing and urban public planning plays a part as well in making NY more user friendly to travelers and commuters.

Publication of Draft Safety Standards for Small Unmanned Aircraft

Author: Yoshihiro Fujimaki

Category: Civil Aviation

As drones and other small unmanned aircraft are more widely manufactured, organizations have begun the formal process to receive aircraft certification in order for them to have greater usage in operations, including UPS and Amazon.  This report explains the draft of safety standards released by the FAA in late 2020 to better measure design and testing of said aircraft.

Mobility on Demand Trends in the United States ~A Case Study of Washington, D.C., Part 1~

Author: Daisuke Miyamoto

Category: Surface Transportation

The home of JITTI U.S.A, Washington D.C. has had some encouraging progression in the efforts for Mobility on Demand, with mobile app developers, rail operators, car/bikesharing companies, etc. playing their part.  Click to read more about the capital city’s unique circumstances and partnerships to achieve more accessible and convenient travel.

The United States Framework for Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health Risks of Coronavirus

Author: Daisuke Takagi

Category: Civil Aviation

With the update of "Runway to Recovery" by the U.S. DOT, DHS, HHS late last year, government agencies hope to provide airports, airlines, and passengers with the most current guidelines for safe air travel, and give each party an understanding of the need for cooperation and individual accountability.

Summary Report of the 2020 FAA UAS Symposium (Part 2) and Pilot Program of Unmanned Aircraft

Author: Yoshihiro Fujimaki

Category: Civil Aviation

Unmanned aircraft are being seen as a viable and forward-thinking option for more and more jurisdictions searching for solutions to their individual issues, from ways to gather data to make agricultural decisions to delivering medical supplies during the pandemic. In this report, Mr. Fujimaki introduces pilot programs for unmanned aircraft at both the local level and those introduced at the second part of the 2020 FAA UAS Symposium.

The Status of COVID-19 Testing in the U.S. Aviation Industry

Author: Daisuke Takagi

Category: Tourism & More

As the aviation industry searches for ways to bolster international air travel, coronavirus testing has both become a prerequisite for travel to some states and countries, and can be seen as a means to ease fears of spreading infection.  Learn more about what steps various partners within the aviation and health care sector have made to offer more accessible tests in light of the pandemic.

Concerning the NASEM’s Report on Flying Cars, Advancing Aerial Mobility: A National Blueprint (2020)

Author: Yoshihiro Fujimaki

Category: Civil Aviation

While flying cars may seem like something from Science Fiction, Advanced Aerial Mobililty has emerged as an industry capable of making it a reality.  However, furthering advances comes with new challenges of ensuring safety, swaying public opinion, and more.  In this report, Mr. Fujimaki reviews Advancing Aerial Mobility: A National Blueprint (2020), a report published by NASEM and called for by NASA to discover the challenges and benefits of this up-and-coming means of travel.

Travel Trends of International Tourism in the First Half of 2020 According to the UNWTO’s World Tourism Barometer

Author: Daisuke Takagi

Category: Tourism & More

The first half of 2020 was some of the most difficult times seen in the travel industry, dwarfing the 2009 financial crisis in loss of revenue.  With the entire world affected, looking at the nuance between regions of the world may add some clarity to how the course of the coronavirus has impacted tourism and travel on a global scale.

Mobility on Demand Trends in the United States ~A Case Study of New York, Part 1~

Author: Daisuke Miyamoto

Category: Surface Transportation

When looking at Mobility on Demand in the United States, what better place to start than New York City?  This largest market for MOD in the U.S. has had it's fair share of interest by train operators, bike share companies, smartphone app designers and more, as public transportation users look for more convenient and practical ways to make their commute.

Publication of the Boeing 737 MAX Proposed Airworthiness Directive and Recent Movements for Resuming Its Operation

Author: Yoshihiro Fujimaki

Category: Civil Aviation

The FAA continues to respond to the Boeing 737 MAX accidents that occurred in 2018 and 2019, and their proposed airworthiness directives published in August are one of their latest actions.  Read more about what these directives say, and how they affect Boeing.

A Report on Trends of Mobility on Demand in the United States (Part 4)

Author: Daisuke Miyamoto

Category: Surface Transportation

In this concluding report on Mobility on Demand in the United States, major U.S. cities that have begun implementing MoD are analyzed for which location has the most ideal factors for their programs to succeed based on a set of quantitative and qualitative requirements.

Trends of Air Cargo Transportation in the U.S.

Author: Daisuke Takagi

Category: Civil Aviation

As with other parts of the aviation industry, air cargo transportation has been greatly impacted by the coronavirus.  However, repercussions have been felt differently across regions of the world, and the U.S. has even benefitted from trade with some countries.

A Report on Trends of Mobility on Demand in the United States (Part 3)

Author: Daisuke Miyamoto

Category: Surface Transportation

In Part 3 of our Surface Transportation Analyst, Daisuke Miyamoto's, report on Mobility on Demand in the United States, the rationale for public transportation organizations and transportation network companies to collaborate with each other is detailed, as well as legislation that continues to have an impact on how these groups approach MOD.

Regulation Trends for Unmanned Aircraft and a Summary Report of the 2020 FAA UAS Symposium (Part 1)

Author: Yoshihiro Fujimaki

Category: Civil Aviation

As the demand and usage of unmanned aircraft expand for both casual and professional usage, the FAA continues to evolve regulations to match real-world operations.  Meanwhile, businesses and governments look to the future on how to further innovate this contemporary field.

Financial Results of U.S. Major Airlines from April to June 2020

Author: Daisuke Takagi

Category: Civil Aviation

With the coronavirus greatly impacting the state of air travel, airlines have had to rapidly respond to the crisis by dually keeping in mind the safety and convenience of customers while also trying to preserve company profits.  In this report, read about the reactions of the U.S.'s three largest airlines during the 2020 second quarter, when the effects of the pandemic first became fully apparent.

A Report on Trends of Mobility on Demand in the United States (Part 2)

Author: Daisuke Miyamoto

Category: Surface Transportation

Read the continuation of our Surface Transportation Analyst, Daisuke Miyamoto's, overview and analysis of Mobility on Demand in the United States.  In this section, the background of this growing initiative, as well as the stakeholders needed to accomplish it, are covered in depth.

The Status and Future Prospects of Civil Supersonic Aircraft Development

Author: Yoshihiro Fujimaki

Category: Civil Aviation

Supersonic aircraft may be having a resurgence as multiple projects are underway for their development.  Learn more about the issues of the past, and how these new-comers are overcoming these challenges while attempting to reinvent civil air travel.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) in the United States and Planning of U.S. Airlines

Author: Daisuke Takagi

Category: Civil Aviation

In March 2020, the CARES Act was passed in order to support the United States economy, and airlines too were included with stipulations.  In this report, our Aviation Analyst, Daisuke Takagi, reviews this legislation and how airline companies are executing human resource planning in conjunction with the provided relief systems.

The Impact on Airline Passengers Due to the Spread of Infection of the Novel Coronavirus (Statistics from Japan and the United States)

Author: Shuntaro Okimoto

Category: Civil Aviation

As the coronavirus continues to impact air travel on a global scale, airline passenger data reflects how individual countries have responded to the pandemic.  Read how the United States and Japan have fared.

A Report on Trends of Mobility on Demand in the United States (Part 1)

Author: Daisuke Miyamoto

Category: Surface Transportation

While the concept of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) has been touted in Europe for the last few years, the Department of Transportation's Mobility on Demand  (MOD) is gaining traction in the United States.  Read more on trends of MOD as more user-friendly and comprehensive services are expected out of public transportation networks.

Historical Background of the Delegation System for Aircraft Certification in the U.S. and its Status after Boeing 737 MAX Accidents

Author: Yoshihiro Fujimaki

Category: Civil Aviation

Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft made headlines in 2018 and 2019 when back-to-back fatal accidents shocked the aviation community.  In this report, Aviation Analyst Yoshihiro Fujimaki examines the delegation system for aircraft certification, which had recently changed prior to these accidents, and who some speculate may have played a part in these unfortunate events.

Introduction of “Travel in the New Normal - Industry Guidance for Promoting the Health and Safety of All Travelers” by the U.S. Travel Association

Author: Daisuke Takagi

Category: Tourism & More

The US. Travel Association has issued guidance for the travel industry in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic. JITTI staff member, Daisuke Takagi delves further into the guidelines in this report.

Financing Development of Public Transport-oriented Urban Growth and Subway Infrastructure at New York City’s Hudson Yard through Profit Gained from the Development Itself  (Part 5)

Author: Tomomi Tsuchiya  & Daisuke Miyamoto

Category: Surface Transportation

The redevelopment project for Hudson Yard is the largest in New York City history, and consequently comes with unique financial challenges and ingenuity.  In the final installment of this joint report from Rail Analyst, Daisuke Miyamoto,  and JITTI USA Former President, Tomomi Tsuchiya, read their concluding analysis of Hudson Yards Projects financial development.

Financing Development of Public Transport-oriented Urban Growth and Subway Infrastructure at New York City’s Hudson Yard through Profit Gained from the Development Itself  (Part 4)

Author: Tomomi Tsuchiya  & Daisuke Miyamoto

Category: Surface Transportation

The redevelopment project for Hudson Yard is the largest in New York City history, and consequently comes with unique financial challenges and ingenuity.  Part 4 of this series presents unexpected debts and bonds, the impact of building completion and movement into the area, and characteristics needed to successfully complete a project such as the one done for Hudson Yards.

The Impact of the Spread of COVID-19 on Airports across the World

Author: Daisuke Takagi

Category: Civil Aviation

The emergence and spread of the novel coronavirus has greatly affected airports globally.  Aviation Analyst, Daisuke Takagi, presents the changes that the disease has caused on airport operations, and the varied responses by airports and the countries they are located in.

Financing Development of Public Transport-oriented Urban Growth and Subway Infrastructure at New York City’s Hudson Yard through Profit Gained from the Development Itself  (Part 3)

Author: Tomomi Tsuchiya  & Daisuke Miyamoto

Category: Surface Transportation

The redevelopment project for Hudson Yard is the largest in New York City history, and consequently comes with unique financial challenges and ingenuity.  Part 3 of this series investigates bonds, loans, and the current status of finances and financial relationships in the Hudson Yards Project.

Financing Development of Public Transport-oriented Urban Growth and Subway Infrastructure at New York City’s Hudson Yard through Profit Gained from the Development Itself  (Part 2)

Author: Tomomi Tsuchiya  & Daisuke Miyamoto

Category: Surface Transportation

The redevelopment project for Hudson Yard is the largest in New York City history, and consequently comes with unique financial challenges and ingenuity.  In Part 2 of their research report, Rail Analyst Daisuke Miyamoto and former JITTI USA President Tomomi Tsuchiya go into detail of the rezoning allocations and financing of the project.

Financing Development of Public Transport-oriented Urban Growth and Subway Infrastructure at New York City’s Hudson Yard through Profit Gained from the Development Itself  (Part 1)

Author: Tomomi Tsuchiya  & Daisuke Miyamoto

Category: Surface Transportation

The redevelopment project for Hudson Yard is the largest in New York City history, and consequently comes with unique financial challenges and ingenuity.  In this multi-part research report, Rail Analyst Daisuke Miyamoto and former JITTI USA President Tomomi Tsuchiya relay their findings, and Part 1 of this series describes the background, development incentives, financing mechanisms, status and more of this historic project.

Aviation Summit 2020 Report

Author: Daisuke Takagi

Category: Civil Aviation

COVID-19 and the suspension of 737MAX aircraft were hot button topics at the 2020 Aviation Summit.  In this report, Aviation Analyst, Daisuke Takagi, introduces the items discussed for these and other topics  at this event.

2020 Transportation Research Board 99th Annual Meeting Report

Author: Daisuke Takagi

Category: Civil Aviation

Aviation Analyst, Daisuke Takagi, shares his insights of the aviation policy changes shared at the TRB 99th Annual Meeting held in January 2020.  Topics include Brexit, the greater African presence in the world of aviation, and air connectivity.

The Achievement and Challenge of the Japan Coast Guard in Giving Foreign Assistance

Author: Yasuhiro Okamoto

Category: Maritime Transportation

Maritime Analyst, Yasuhiro Okamoto, introduces the achievements of the Japan Coast Guard in providing foreign aid, as well as presenting  the challenges to do so with the plethora of international rules and organizations to take into account.

Dispute between U.S. Airlines concerning U.S.-China routes

Author: Daisuke Takagi

Category: Civil Aviation

Our Aviation Analyst, Daisuke Takagi, chronicles the disagreement between airlines over US-China routes that was spurred on by new changes in Haneda Airport's slot allocation

2019 EASA-FAA International Safety Conference

Author: Shinichi Yamada

Category: Civil Aviation

Deputy and JCAB Representative, Shinichi Yamada, reviews the mission of and findings from the 2019 EASA-FAA International Safety Conference.

Trends in International Travel

Part 1: Changing Patterns of International Aviation

Author: Paul Lewis

Category: Civil Aviation

Eno conducted an analysis of the international market for air travel  for JITTI USA. This multi-part series details some of the most interesting facts and findings, and is instructive for thinking about how international air service has evolved over the past few decades.
 

Plan for redistributing profits from development in the USA

(value capture)

Author: Daisuke Miyamoto

Category: Surface Transportation

Rail Analyst, Daisuke Miyamoto, delves into the differences of applications  of value capture between Japan and the US, and the stances of various US voices on how it should be implemented.

IR conditions in the USA -

Subject: MGM Resorts International 

Author: Daisuke Takagi

Category: Tourism & More

JITTI USA Staff member, Daisuke Takagi, writes on the growth and popularity of integrated resorts in the United States, with a prime example being MGM Resorts International, and the business prospects this has for Japan as well.