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

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 ...

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 ...