INNOVATIVE SPACE CARRIER INC.(CHUO-KU, TOKYO; CEOKOJIRO HATADA), A START-UP COMPANY THAT AIMS TO REALIZE A TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THAT MAKES SPACE REUSABLEPOSSIBLE, HAS ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH JAL ENGINEERING CORPORATION (LOCATED IN OTA-KU, TOKYO; CEOPRESIDENT: RYO TAMURA; HEREINAFTER "JALEC"), AN AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE COMPANY OF THE JAL GROUP, TO DISCUSS THE IMPROVEMENT OF MAINTAINABILITY BY UTILIZING JALEC'S TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, WITH THE AIM OF ACHIEVING SAFE SPACE TRANSPORTATION BY USING SPACE REUSABLEAIRCRAFT. ("JALEC"), WHICH IS IN CHARGE OF AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE FOR THE JAL GROUP, AND TO DISCUSS WAYS TO IMPROVE MAINTAINABILITY BY UTILIZING JALEC'S TECHNICAL EXPERTISE.
We are "a world where people and cargo are delivered every day. Our VISION is "to make such a world where people and cargo are delivered every day, even in space. reusableOur ultimate goal is to develop a reusable small space transportation vehicle within the next five years, with the aim of conducting high-frequency space transportation in the 2040s using a fully reusable single stage spacecraft (SSTO) under the VISION "A world where people and cargo are delivered every day. In order to realize this goal, it is necessary to study the mechanism of efficient operation ensuring safety and reliability from the initial stage of development.
JALEC, a maintenance provider for aircraft/engines/components owned by the JAL Group, will utilize its technical knowledge on maintenance acquired through aircraft operations to provide a wide range of services to society. reusableJALEC, which is responsible for maintenance of aircraft/engines/parts owned by the JAL Group, has been promoting activities to "create a safe and secure society" and "create a sustainable future," such as solving issues related to social infrastructure, by utilizing its technical expertise in aircraft maintenance gained through aircraft operations.
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IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF REUSABLE SPACE REUSABLEAIRCRAFT, A DESIGN STRUCTURE WITH SUFFICIENT ENDURANCE RELIABILITY, CONSTANT MONITORING AND DIAGNOSIS OF SYSTEM HEALTH, AS WELL AS HIGHLY RELIABLE AND EFFICIENT MAINTENANCE ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS. THESE REQUIREMENTS MUST BE INCORPORATED INTO THE DESIGN CONCEPT AND STRUCTURE FROM THE EARLY STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT. I AM CONFIDENT THAT THE USEFUL KNOWLEDGE GAINED FROM YOUR MANY EXPERIENCES IN AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION WILL ACCELERATE OUR CHALLENGE TO DEVELOP A REUSABLE SPACE REUSABLEAIRCRAFT.
HE RETIRED FROM NISSAN IN MARCH 2022 AS VICE PRESIDENT OF NISSAN MOTOR CO. IN FEBRUARY 2023, HE WAS APPOINTED AS AN ADVISOR TO THE COMPANY, WHERE HE PROVIDES ADVICE ON OVERALL BUSINESS STRATEGIES.
◾️Overview of collaborating companies
CORPORATE NAME JAL ENGINEERING CO.
English name JAL Engineering Co.
Representative: CEOPresident Ryo Tamura
HEAD OFFICE ADDRESS: JAL MAINTENANCE CENTER 1, 3-5-1 HANEDA AIRPORT, OTA-KU, TOKYO
Date of Establishment October 1, 2009
Established in 2009 through the integration of four JAL Group maintenance companies and JAL's main maintenance book excluding some functions. The company is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 200 aircraft operated by the JAL Group, including JAL, J-AIR, ZIPAIR Tokyo, and Spring Japan, as well as the formulation and management of maintenance plans, mainly at Haneda, Narita, and Itami airports. We support the safety of the skies through high-quality maintenance that leverages the extensive knowledge and advanced technical capabilities we have developed over many years of experience.
Corporate Name Innovative Space Carrier Inc.
English name Innovative Space Carrier Inc.
Representative CEOKojiro Hatada
Head office address 1-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Date of Establishment May 2, 2022
Capital 310,000,000 yen (including capital surplus)
Business Description Planning and study for commercialization of innovative space transportation systems