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

by Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda

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 ...

Japan-built jet touted at U.S. show

May 14, 2014

Japan-built jet touted at U.S. show

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is touting its still-in-development Mitsubishi Regional Jet, set to be the first Japanese-built small passenger jet, at a U.S. trade show that opened Tuesday in St. Louis. Speaking to reporters at the Regional Airline Association’s Annual Convention, Hirofumi Takahashi, president of ...

Mitsubishi Aircraft to open Europe quality office

Sep 2, 2013

Mitsubishi Aircraft to open Europe quality office

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.’s aircraft unit, building Japan’s first passenger jet, will set up a quality-assurance center in Europe after pushing back the delivery of the aircraft by more than a year. Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. will open the center in a couple of months ...

MHI jet wins U.S. backing from SkyWest, Trans States

Aug 23, 2013

MHI jet wins U.S. backing from SkyWest, Trans States

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.’s new regional jet, Japan’s first such aircraft, won fresh support from U.S. commuter carriers SkyWest Inc. and Trans States Holdings even as its debut was delayed by more than a year. SkyWest and Trans States said Thursday they are in ...