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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 Mitsubishi Regional Jets, the country’s first domestically developed aircraft in about half a century, for testing at Grant County International Airport in the state of Washington.

The company is conducting the trials at the airport as they can be done more efficiently than in Japan. The airport in Washington state has multiple runways and favorable weather conditions for flight tests.

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