• Kyodo


Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. announced Thursday that its contract to provide up to 100 units of Japan’s first homegrown small passenger jet to Trans States Holdings Inc., a United States operator of three regional carriers, had been canceled.

The manufacturer said its SpaceJet M90, which can seat about 90 passengers, “does not meet the requirements” of the American market, failing to comply with the U.S. scope clause that limits the size of aircraft flown on regional routes, among other conditions.

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