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Safety Events, etc.

Administrative Dispositions and Administrative Guidance

Administrative Disposition

Issued to business operators when the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) deems it necessary to secure safe transportation. Article 112 (Business Improvement Order), Article 113 -2 - (3) (Rescission of permission for entrustment of management of business and order to improve management of entrusted business) and Article 119 (Suspension of Business and Cancellation of License) of the Civil Aeronautics Act fall under this category.

Administrative Guidance

Issued to business operators when requested by the MLIT to improve their operations, even in cases that do not apply to an Administrative Disposition. A Business Improvement Advisory and Administrative Warning fall under this category.


  • December 22, 2023 Administrative Guidance to JAL Engineering.

On December 22, 2023, JAL Engineering, Inc. (JALEC) received a Business Improvement Advisory from the Civil Aviation Bureau, MLIT in connection to discovery of multiple inappropriate cases in JALEC, which includes the case reported by JALEC and, cases discovered by the aviation authority through regular audit, subsequent interviews and on-site inspections.
We would like to express our sincere regrets to our customers and concerned parties, for any inconvenience and concerns caused.

We take the administrative guidance seriously and will report the causes and countermeasures to the MLIT after identifying them.
Please be sure that we are committed to make our utmost efforts for flight safety and to restore trust from our customers and the society.

Aircraft Accident

Fatal or serious injury of an person as a result of the operation of an aircraft, or an aircraft crash, collision or fire, as classified by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).


Zero aircraft accident

Serious Incident

An incident involving circumstances indicating that there was a high probability of an accident, such as overrunning, emergency evacuation, fire or smoke inside the cabin and abnormal depressurization, encountering abnormal weather conditions, etc, as classified by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).

Safety Events

Article 111-4 of the Civil Aeronautics Act and Article 221-2-3 and 4 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Civil Aeronautics Act mandate reporting to the MLIT, and the following situations are applicable. Accidents specified in each item of Article 76 (1) of the Civil Aeronautics Act and situations (serious incident) in Article 76 (2) of the Act do not fall under this category. Generally speaking, they do not immediately lead to an aircraft accident.

Classification of Safety Events and Examples

  • System problems [Example] Engine trouble, communications/electric system problems
  • Problems with emergency equipment [Example] Malfunction of fire and smoke detectors
  • Flight operations exceeding operating limitations [Example] Operations in exceedance of speed limits
  • Rapid maneuvering according to instructions from warning equipment [Example] Operation according to instructions from the Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS)

In FY2022, 373 safety events occurred. For details, refer to JAL Group Safety Report.

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