JAL Group, parent company of Japan Airlines, announced plans yesterday to integrate its four maintenance subsidiaries: JAL Narita Aircraft Maintenance Co., Ltd; JAL Tokyo Aircraft Maintenance Co., Ltd; JAL Engine Technologies Co., Ltd; and JAL Aviation Technologies Co., Ltd. It plans for the integration to take effect on Oct. 1, although details of what changes this will mean for the group's maintenance business aren't spelled out.
JAL Narita Aircraft Maintenance Co., Ltd specializes in aircraft inspection and maintenance. JAL Tokyo does aircraft inspections and maintenance, as well as painting aircraft and components. JAL Engine Technology Co. focuses on engine MRO, and JAL Aviation Technologies Co. provides component maintenance (including landing gear, cabin air conditioning, electric and motor devices, and cabin entertainment devices).
The move is intended to "enhance overall productivity, and further strengthen the quality of aircraft maintenance services through the consolidation of expertise and technological know-how," JAL Group said in a statement.