Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) is to resume freighter services tomorrow (5 July) more than two weeks after suspending services to carry out an investigation into an “inappropriate maintenance record”.
The Japanese carrier stopped all aircraft services from 17 June, as it was concerned about the lubricating oil supply to the aircraft parts for JA14 KZ at Tokyo Narita International Airport on 3 April, 2018.
NCA will operate a Boeing 747-8F service between Narita and Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
NCA said in a statement: “While NCA is doing our effort to confirm all our aircraft safety, the investigation of the first aircraft (JA18KZ) will be completed by today and JA18KZ will resume the operation between NRT and PVG on July 5, 2018.
“The rest of the aircraft operation will resume in sequence as soon as the aircraft safety is confirmed.
“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and worries that we caused our customers. We will do our utmost effort to check safety for resuming operation as quickly as possible.”
NCA operates a fleet of 11 freighters and moves freight to the US, Europe, China and Singapore.