New President at Mitsubishi Aircraft

 - March 2, 2009, 5:50 AM

Mitsubishi Aircraft’s board of directors last month appointed Mitsubishi Heavy Industries director and senior vice president Hideo Egawa to succeed Nobuo Toda as president of the commercial airplane company effective April 1. MHI also expects to appoint Egawa to the board of directors during an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting and to assign Toda to the post of vice chairman. MHI formed Mitsubishi Aircraft last April to implement the design, certification, procurement, sales and customer support for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet.