Mitsubishi's second test jet arrives in U.S. for flight trials

Nov 19, 2016

Mitsubishi's second test jet arrives in U.S. for flight trials

A second Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. passenger jet arrived in the United States on Friday to conduct required flight tests in order to get a safety certification in Japan, the company said Saturday. The subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. plans to send two more ...

Mitsubishi Regional Jet's maiden flight set for Wednesday

Nov 10, 2015

Mitsubishi Regional Jet's maiden flight set for Wednesday

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Japan’s first domestically produced passenger jet, will make its maiden flight Wednesday morning at Nagoya Airport, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. said. Mitsubishi Aircraft, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., had said the first flight of the small passenger jet would ...

JAL orders 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets

Aug 28, 2014

JAL orders 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets

Japan Airlines Co. said Thursday it will buy 32 planes from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. to make its fleet more fuel-efficient. JAL plans to begin using the regional jet in 2021 on domestic routes, the carrier and Mitsubishi Aircraft said Thursday in a statement. The ...

Aug 20, 2014

Government eyes commercializing next-generation domestic aircraft by 2030

The technology ministry will launch research and development in fiscal 2015 aimed at commercializing next-generation domestically manufactured passenger airplanes by around 2030, according to ministry officials. Although Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is developing small MRJ passenger jets, aircraft development requires a huge amount of money ...

Jet maker enlists bullet train experts

Jun 26, 2014

Jet maker enlists bullet train experts

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The maker of Japan’s first jet airliner is counting on bullet train specialists to prevent further delays in completing the plane. Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has brought in rail project managers from parent Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. to tighten control of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet ...