MRJ reaches U.S. after two false starts

Sep 29, 2016

MRJ reaches U.S. after two false starts

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp., the builder of Japan’s first domestically made passenger jet, said its first test aircraft arrived in the U.S. after two aborted attempts last month, and is ready to start certification testing. The plane arrived at Grant County International Airport at Moses ...

Feb 23, 2016

Japan, EU to negotiate airliner safety pact

Japan and the European Union are preparing to start discussing an air safety pact that would make it easier to export and import planes, including the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, sources said Monday. The two sides have already held preparatory consultations on the agreement, which ...

Dec 24, 2015

Mitsubishi Regional Jet rollout delayed by another year

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. will push back delivery of the first Japanese-made passenger jet by a year, the fourth time it has delayed bringing the Mitsubishi Regional Jet to market. ANA Holdings Inc., the parent company of All Nippon Airways Co., had been expecting the ...

Nov 19, 2015

Mitsubishi Regional Jet takes flight

The debut flight of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet is welcome news for Japan's long-dormant aircraft manufacturing industry, but ensuring its success will require considerable effort.

Japan's first homegrown airliner finally unveiled

Oct 18, 2014

Japan's first homegrown airliner finally unveiled

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. on Saturday finally unveiled Japan’s first homegrown passenger jet following three delays. The subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. rolled out the new twin-engine Mitsubishi Regional Jet at a plant in the town of Toyoyama, Aichi Prefecture, where the midsize aircraft ...

Aug 22, 2013

Mitsubishi jet delivery faces further delays

The delivery of Japan’s first small passenger jet being developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. will be delayed again, sources said Thursday. In April last year, the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. subsidiary postponed the delivery of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet for more than a year ...

Jul 25, 2013

Specs talks delay MRJ test flights

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has postponed the start of flight tests for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, sources said Thursday. The company initially planned to begin testing the nation’s first small passenger jet by year’s end, but it will be put off until the end of ...