|JAL might place an order of 20 Airbus 350-1000's by June 2013. Image from Airbus|
Japanese newspaper Nikkei reports without citing its source that Japan Airlines (JAL) is studying the Airbus 350-1000 at the moment and might place an order of 20 planes for delivery from 2017 to replace its Boeing 777 fleet currently used on long-haul flights to the US and Europe.
Up till now, JAL is one of the few airlines who has never placed an Airbus order. The only Airbus planes on its fleet were acquired through the Japan Air System (JAS) merger and JAL has retired those Airbus 300-600R's since then. With the exception of the regional jets, Boeing will be the only manufacturer of JAL fleet when JAL retires the MD-90 which are manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (MD but has merged with Boeing so they are technically Boeing planes now :P) on March 30 2013.