Comprehensive news coverage of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet project, previously known as the Mitsubishi Regional Jet
Mitsubishi Aircraft to halt U.S. test site operations

Business Dec 17, 2020

Mitsubishi Aircraft to halt U.S. test site operations

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. will halt operations at a U.S. flight test site after its parent announced a decision in October to freeze the development of a small passenger jet, informed sources said Wednesday. Operations at the Moses Lake Flight Test Center in Washington state will ...

Mitsubishi Heavy to slash regional jet business workforce

Business / Corporate May 23, 2020

Mitsubishi Heavy to slash regional jet business workforce

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. is planning to slash the number of employees working on its struggling regional jet business amid bleak demand for aircraft due to the coronavirus pandemic, sources close to the matter have said. The plan, revealed Friday, comes as its aircraft subsidiary, ...

Mitsubishi Heavy reviewing SpaceJet test flight plan

Business / Corporate Nov 28, 2019

Mitsubishi Heavy reviewing SpaceJet test flight plan

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. is reviewing a test flight plan for the SpaceJet small passenger jet currently in development, the firm's president said Wednesday. The review, partly to see whether the first delivery of the aircraft should be moved back further, reflects delays in the ...

Mitsubishi and Mesa to explore potential 100-plane SpaceJet deal

Business Sep 6, 2019

Mitsubishi and Mesa to explore potential 100-plane SpaceJet deal

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. saw a boost this week to sales of its long-delayed SpaceJet regional aircraft, as Mesa Air Group Inc. signed a pact to negotiate a potential 100-plane deal. The memorandum of understanding, signed Thursday, calls for Mitsubishi and Mesa to discuss terms for ...

Mitsubishi weighs buying Bombardier's regional-jet unit

Business Jun 6, 2019

Mitsubishi weighs buying Bombardier's regional-jet unit

Bombardier Inc. is in talks to sell its CRJ regional jet program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., a move that would end the Canadian industrial champion's involvement in commercial aircraft. Both sides confirmed they were in discussions after the Air Current reported Wednesday that negotiations ...