Mitsubishi Regional Jet

September 30, 2008 - 7:11am

Mitsubishi Aircraft has signed a support contract with Boeing under which the Chicago-based company will serve as a consultant on the 70- to 90-seat Mitsubishi Regional Jet, the Japanese company said last month.

Under the terms of the contract, Boeing will help with marketing, development and aftermarket activities for the new regional jet, which the companies expect will reach the market in 2013. 

September 16, 2008 - 11:25am

Despite the display of a scale model of the Subaru light business jet concept as recently as the Farnborough Air Show in July, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has apparently shelved its plans to follow in the footsteps of fellow Japanese car maker Honda in producing a business jet.

September 4, 2008 - 9:56am

Mitsubishi Aircraft has signed a support contract with Boeing under which the Chicago-based company will serve as a consultant on the 70- to 90-seat Mitsubishi Regional Jet, the Japanese company said today.

Under the terms of the contract, Boeing will help with marketing, development and aftermarket activities for the pair of new regional jets, the first of which the companies expect to reach the market in 2013. 

August 5, 2008 - 8:56am

Mitsubishi will fly its new 86- to 96-passenger MRJ90 for the first time in 2011, the Japanese industrial giant said here. Development of a smaller version, designed to seat between 70 and 80, lags by roughly one year.

July 30, 2008 - 5:04am

Pratt & Whitney passed one of the most important milestones in its long history as the much-heralded PurePower PW1000G took to the skies last month. Formally known as the Geared Turbofan, or GTF, the PW1000G demonstrator flew on a Boeing 747SP testbed from the company’s Plattsburgh, N.Y.

July 14, 2008 - 11:24am

Clouds of dry ice swirled around onlookers as Pratt & Whitney revealed a full-scale model of its new “PurePower” PW1000G geared turbofan (GTF) on its stand yesterday. The engine is performing “outstandingly well” in flight tests now under way, said Pratt & Whitney president Steve Finger, who added, “This is the first of a new generation of ultra high bypass engines.”

July 3, 2008 - 5:01am

Pratt & Whitney passes one of the most important milestones in its long history as the much-heralded Geared Turbofan engine takes to the skies this month. Installed and nearly ready to fly aboard the company’s Boeing 747 testbed in the days leading to the start of this week’s Farnborough airshow, the GTF demonstrator underwent 250 hours of ground testing since engineers first ran the engine in November 2007.

April 11, 2008 - 7:02am

The Mitsubishi MRJ might have attracted its most powerful project partner yet, as Japan’s Toyota Motor Company contemplates a major investment in the two-aircraft regional jet series. According to Japan’s Asahi newspaper, Toyota plans to invest 10 billion yen ($96.8 billion) in the MRJ, scheduled for industrial launch within weeks. Under the partnership, Mitsubishi will retain a 60-percent stake in the company.

March 27, 2008 - 9:27am

Japan’s All Nippon Airways today placed a launch order for 15 Mitsubishi Regional Jets. The order, which accompanies options for another 10 airplanes, follows a month and a half of deliberations by ANA’s new aircraft selection committee, which reported its findings to the ANA board. According to the airline, it based its decision on safety, overall economy, operational and environmental performance and passenger comfort.

February 18, 2008 - 10:50pm

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has confirmed its interest in the proposed Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) for its planned fleet expansion. “Indeed, we are considering the MRJ, but we are also looking at similar products from Bombardier and Embraer,” said a spokesman for ANA, Japan’s second-largest carrier.

 
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