JAL VIRTUAL: Earthquakes, Livery Contest, Website Adjustments, Equipment & Schedule Notices
Japan Airlines Virtual has experienced a lot through the last couple of months, as is our real life counterpart. Today in Tokyo JAL Virtual has, had a press conference regard a number of issues and questions and answers. Our press conference has been delayed because of the earthquake in the Tohoku region.
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First off everyone at JAL Virtual sends their best hopes and wishes to all the people affected in the Tohoku earthquake and Tsunami, we will be coordinating a special event with VATSIM Japan, soon to help out the regions affected with supplies and whatever else shall be needed. Event notice will be posted soon.
As you may have been our real life counterpart will be doing a companywide rebranding, which reintroduces the original Tsurumaru livery from the 1950ís. Now we have read various forums on the internet like airliners.net and saw the reaction as rather negative, donít get me wrong itís a nice livery but we want to try something different. I and the board members talked about it, and we decided that a contest for a livery redesign should follow. If you are an aircraft repainter or good at image editing, then please submit your proposals for a new JAL Virtual Livery to email@example.com. You will have credit for your livery and a payment. Entries will be chosen by our pilots and staff. Deadline is April 22nd
In the meantime leading up to April 1st our website will be adjusted to meet the branding change, new features will be introduced as well, and in our site right now are Automatic Fuel Calculation, redesigned Schedule interface, a new forum and media site will be coming soon.
In light of the recent retirements of the A300-600R and Boeing 747-400, from real world JAL, JAL Virtual has decided against retiring these aircraft, as these aircraft play a vital role in our day-to-day operations at JAL Virtual. However we do recognize the vital role these aircraft were to the JAL Group especially the 747, they shall be missed.
Tokyo area Schedules, will be expanded in light of the new Haneda RJTT expansion for international traffic from April 25, 2011, an updated schedule book will be made for RJTT featuring new international flights from Haneda. Also by this time Osaka Area schedules will be completed.
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