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MRJ’s Latest Development Status

20151127_MRJ_3rd Flight Test_3 (Picture - Mitsubishi Aircraft)

20151127_MRJ_3rd Flight Test_3 (Picture – Mitsubishi Aircraft)

 

“Nagoya, December 24, 2015 –Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) today announced that the companies will change the first delivery schedule of the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet), their next-generation regional jet, from the second quarter of 2017 to approximately one year later.

The first flight and the subsequent flight tests have confirmed the basic characteristics to be satisfactory. However, we also have recognized several issues as we attempt to accelerate our development. In order to tackle these issues and address the perspectives below, we have reviewed and revised our overall schedule.

Specifically, in the progress of our engineering work together with experts in the United States, we have made additions to and revisions of test items in order to complete a better-integrated aircraft. These have been reflected in the new delivery schedule. In addition, we have undertaken an overall review with our partners, and reflected this in our development schedule.

Looking ahead, we will be managing our milestones, and increasing the precision of our schedule as we progress. We will also carry out flight test campaign in North America as soon as feasible and assign the roles and responsibilities of the three engineering bases (Mitsubishi Aircraft Headquarters, Seattle Engineering Center and Moses-Lake Test Center) for prompt execution in all fields. With all these measures, we aim to propel the development of the MRJ.

We remain firmly committed to providing our customers with better-integrated aircraft with higher levels of safety and reliability, as well as high-quality services.”       

(MRJ’s Press Release:  Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation & Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd)

We regret the delay but it is probably necessary in order to complete a better aircraft!

Looking forward to seeing the results!

 

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MRJ’s official flight approval: A move forward towards the first flight !!

 

Mitsubishi MRJ (Picture - Wikipedia)

Mitsubishi MRJ (Picture – Wikipedia)

 

“The 1st flight test aircraft of the MRJ started mid-speed taxiing tests on the runway of the Nagoya Airport (Toyoyama-cho, Aichi Prefecture) in early October to confirm braking and direction control steering.

The MRJ gained flight approval on October 29 following the pre-flight review board by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

Moving forward, high-speed taxiing tests and evaluations will be performed in preparation for the first flight.” (Source: MRJ Newsletter Vol 6 – Octobre 2015)

More details from:   MRJ Newsletter_Vol.6_E_20151029

 

We wish the best to the MRJ Team for the first flight, which might take place soon, in Novembre!

We will keep you informed! Stay tuned!

 

The GBMC Team


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