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News & Topics in 2008

                                                                                                                                                   April 8, 2008

   Ceremony marks NCA’s independence in flight operations, maintenance and IT   
                                     

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA, headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Tadamasa Ishida) began its new “i-Cargo Esales and traffic system on April 7. With the introduction of the system, NCA completed the establishment of its three major systems ? maintenance, flight operations and sales and traffic ? and accomplished complete independence. To mark this achievement, the company held a ceremony on April 8 at NCA’s Global Operations Center (GOC, Narita). Key officials from All Nippon Airways (ANA) were also invited to attend.

NCA has maintained safe flight operations and high-quality cargo transportation services in the 23 years since its first flight in 1985, with the support of ANA in the areas of flight operations, maintenance and IT. We would like to take this opportunity to express our profound appreciation to all those concerned at ANA for providing such comprehensive support for NCA E operations.

NCA established its new system as a consolidated subsidiary of Nippon Yusen K.K. in August 2005, and announced the new medium- and long-term business plan, the “Phoenix Project, Ein May 2006. The plan defined the period between Business Years 2006 and 2008 as “Phase 1. EDuring this period, NCA has worked hard to achieve independence in flight operations and maintenance, which were the most important objectives, according to the following schedule:

April 2007

Announced the revision of the medium- and long-term business plan, known as

“Phoenix Project 2.0”
July 2007

Introduced the new “i-Macs” IT system for maintenance and started independent

maintenance of B747-400F
September 2007

Started construction of a crew training center in the southern industrial

complex at Narita Airport (Shibayama town, Chiba prefecture), the first center at Narita to be equipped as a comprehensive training facility
October 2007 Established the “NCA Global Operations Center” in Terminal 2 at Narita Airport. Technical sections of the Flight Operations division were subsequently transferred to the facility from the ANA Sky center, making this the first step toward independence in flight operations
January 2008

Started construction of an environment-friendly maintenance hangar, the “eco

hangar”
March 2008

All B747-200F retired. On March 28, the last B747-200F (KZ152)

departed Narita bound for San Francisco and Los Angeles. NCA now operates only

B747-400F, thus accomplishing complete independence in maintenance. On the same day, the latest revision to the medium- and long-term business plan, “Phoenix Project 08,” was announced
April 2008

Introduced the new “i-Sky” system for flight operations, accomplishing complete

independence in flight operations The new “i-Cargo” system for sales and traffic went into operation With this move, independence in NCA’s three major systems has been accomplished

NCA, as an independent airline company, will maintain and enhance its consciousness of safety, will become the most punctual air transportation company in the world and aims to further improve the quality of its services.