On Air Now

Listen

Listen Live Now » 106.1 FM Lansing, Michigan

Weather

Current Conditions(Holt,MI 48842)

More Weather »
56° Feels Like: 56°
Wind: SE 7 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Today

Sunny 59°

Tonight

Mostly Clear 36°

Tomorrow

Partly Cloudy 73°

Alerts

Japan Airlines may buy 20 Airbus A350 jets: Nikkei

The logo of Japan Airlines is seen between passengers at Haneda Airport in Tokyo February 4, 2013.REUTERS/Toru Hanai
The logo of Japan Airlines is seen between passengers at Haneda Airport in Tokyo February 4, 2013.REUTERS/Toru Hanai

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Airlines Co <9201.T> may buy about 20 A350 jets from Airbus for around 400 billion yen ($4.23 billion), the Nikkei daily reported on Sunday, a move that would reduce its reliance on Boeing .

The Japanese carrier is considering using A350-1000 jets on flights to Europe and the United States to replace its Boeing 777 jets, and is set to make a final decision on the purchase by around June, the newspaper said, without citing sources.

Japan Airlines and Airbus could not be immediately reached for comment.

The deal for the 350-seater planes would be the first with the European aircraft maker and includes a simulation facility for pilot training.

Japan Airlines is set to retire its lone McDonnell Douglas MD-90 jet after a final flight on March 30, leaving it with a fleet of more than 100 aircraft, all manufactured by Boeing, the report said.

The carrier's seven Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets have been grounded since mid-January after problems with its lithium-ion battery.

($1 = 94.4900 Japanese yen)

(Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori and Tim Kelly; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)

Comments