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 ...

Japan defense contractors get used to dealing with foreign military buyers

Oct 14, 2016

Japan defense contractors get used to dealing with foreign military buyers

Until recently, public meetings between Japanese defense contractors and uniformed foreign military delegations would have stirred controversy in Japan, yet this week’s aerospace show in Tokyo saw plenty. With the nation stepping back from decades of state-sponsored pacifism amid concern over China’s growing power ...

Troubled Mitsubishi Regional Jet faces fifth delivery delay

Oct 2, 2016

Troubled Mitsubishi Regional Jet faces fifth delivery delay

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has told customers that delivery of the new Mitsubishi Regional Jet might be delayed for a fifth time starting in mid-2018, sources said. The subsidiary owned 64 percent by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. might delay initial delivery of Japan’s first domestically ...

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 ...

Sep 27, 2016

MRJ touches down in Kamchatka on its way to U.S.

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.’s new passenger jet arrived in Russia’s Far East on Tuesday morning, en route to the United States for certification testing, the company said. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Japan’s first home-grown commercial passenger jet, landed at an airport on the Kamchatka Peninsula. ...

Oft-delayed MRJ launches third bid to reach U.S.

Sep 26, 2016

Oft-delayed MRJ launches third bid to reach U.S.

A Mitsubishi Regional Jet left Nagoya Airport for the United States on Monday to complete flight tests that were pre-empted twice about a month ago by problems with its air-conditioning system. Mired in development delays, the MRJ, intended to be the nation’s first domestically ...

Mitsubishi Aircraft says MRJ delivery still on track

Aug 30, 2016

Mitsubishi Aircraft says MRJ delivery still on track

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. said it is sticking to the schedule of handing over its first plane in 2018 after issues with the jet’s air conditioning ventilator this weekend grounded the plane from further test flights. The company is working with United Technologies Corp., the ...

Mitsubishi Regional Jet aborts flight to U.S. for second time

Aug 28, 2016

Mitsubishi Regional Jet aborts flight to U.S. for second time

A passenger jet being developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. aborted its second attempt to head to the United States on Sunday when an air conditioning problem that thwarted its first bid reoccurred. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, which has been mired in a series of ...

MRJ to undergo certification testing in Washington state

Aug 16, 2016

MRJ to undergo certification testing in Washington state

A new passenger jet being developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is set to fly to the United States for the first time this month for certification tests, company officials said Monday. Japan’s first domestically produced jet, dubbed Mitsubishi Regional Jet, is expected to make ...