• February 18, 2009

JAL Group Integrates Aircraft Maintenance Subsidiaries

Tokyo. February 18, 2009: The JAL Group announced today plans to integrate on October 01, 2009 four subsidiary aircraft maintenance companies to form a new company to be named JAL Engineering Co., Ltd (JALEC).


The four JAL Group aircraft maintenance companies involved in the integration are JAL Narita Aircraft Maintenance Co., Ltd, JAL Tokyo Aircraft Maintenance Co., Ltd, JAL Engine Technologies Co., Ltd and JAL Aviation Technologies Co., Ltd. All are 100% owned subsidiaries of JAL International Co., Ltd (JALI), the JAL Group’s main airline operating company.


Each company oversees a particular maintenance field and has individually strived to improve techniques in their respective fields. By merging the four companies to form JALEC, and by transferring some functions of JALI’s Maintenance Division to JALEC’s business operations, the JAL Group aims to enhance overall productivity, and further strengthen the quality of aircraft maintenance services through the consolidation of expertise and technological know-how.


Envisioned to be Japan’s leading aircraft maintenance company, JALEC will be the pillar of support for the JAL Group fleet, ensuring the highest levels of safety and quality. With its technical capabilities, expansive techniques and highly skilled human resource, it will strive to become a comprehensive engineering enterprise in the Group’s air transport business sector, and contribute to the development of Japan’s aviation technology.


Overview of the four Group maintenance companies

Company Name


Number of Employees*


Business operations

JAL Narita Aircraft Maintenance Co., Ltd

April 01, 1988



Aircraft inspection and maintenance.

JAL Tokyo Aircraft Maintenance Co., Ltd

April 01, 1983



Aircraft inspection and maintenance & painting of aircraft and components.

JAL Engine Technologies Co., Ltd

October 01, 1988



Aircraft engine maintenance & repair.

JAL Aviation Technologies Co., Ltd

July 01, 1988



Aircraft component maintenance including landing gear, cabin air conditioning, electric and motor devices, and cabin entertainment devices.

JALI Maintenance Division





*Employee figures as of January 01, 2009       **Capital amount unit: million yen





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