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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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