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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.

It earlier touched down on Monday in Hokkaido after leaving Nagoya earlier in the day.

The jetliner for short- to medium-haul flights is expected to arrive at Grant County International Airport in Washington state a few days from now.

The subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. will use the airport as a base for flight tests as the area is known for good weather.

Mitsubishi Aircraft aims to move four of its five test aircraft to the United States.

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