First flight of Mitsubishi Regional Jet planned for late October

Sep 1, 2015

First flight of Mitsubishi Regional Jet planned for late October

Japan is home to some of the world’s biggest automakers, is one of the world’s biggest ship-makers, and its trains run on subways and high-speed tracks around the world. One industry Japan hasn’t been able to penetrate is construction of passenger jets. Mitsubishi Aircraft ...

Mitsubishi MRJ jet marketing push takes off in U.S.

May 20, 2015

Mitsubishi MRJ jet marketing push takes off in U.S.

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At an annual convention of the Regional Airline Association in Cleveland earlier this month, top Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. officials were eager to promote its Mitsubishi Regional Jet ahead of its maiden flight in Japan this fall. Hiromichi Morimoto, who assumed the post of president ...

Maiden MRJ's flight put off to autumn

Apr 11, 2015

Maiden MRJ's flight put off to autumn

The first flight of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, the first Japanese-made passenger jet, has been put off from April-June to September-October, the developers said Friday. The postponement, the fourth for the MRJ’s maiden flight, was made “to fully incorporate the verification results of the ...

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 ...

Myanmar airline to buy six jets from Mitsubishi Aircraft

Jul 16, 2014

Myanmar airline to buy six jets from Mitsubishi Aircraft

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp., developing Japan’s first passenger jet, has won an order worth $281 million in list prices from Air Mandalay Ltd. in Myanmar. The agreement is for six MRJ90s, with deliveries due to start in 2018, Air Mandalay said in a statement Tuesday. ...

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 ...