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JAL provided maintenance service for other airlines without approval
19 May 2005

Japan Airlines Corp. conducted maintenance on 23 passenger planes owned by affiliated or foreign airlines between March 2001 and October 2002 without getting mandatory government approval. However, the Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry said that a recent investigation has found that the methods JAL used in the maintenance were appropriate and that there were no problems in terms of the safety of those aircraft. (Japan Times, Yomiuri Shimbun)