Mar 19, 2020

First Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 in Final Configuration Takes Flight - AIN

The first Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 airliner in the design’s final certifiable configuration flew for the first time on March 18th. Captained by flight test pilot Hiroyoshi Takase, Flight Test Vehicle 10 took off from Nagoya Airport in Japan and performed basic performance tests in normal operating conditions over the Pacific Ocean.

Completion of FTV10’s first flight marks the start of the final phase of certification flight testing for the M90, the larger of two SpaceJet regional jets under development.

Mitsubishi Aircraft plans to continue flight tests on FTV10 in Nagoya over “the coming weeks,” in preparation for a ferry flight to Moses Lake Flight Test Center in Washington state to join the remainder of the SpaceJet M90 test fleet for the final phase of type certification flight testing.

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