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Meeting the Strength Test

Posted by Alex Bellamy, Head of MRJ Program Management Division on May 26, 2017 9:32:00 AM

Required for all new clean-sheet design aircraft, the Full-Scale Static Strength Test ensures the aircraft’s ability to meet structural strength safety standards and comprises testing of the wings, vertical stabilizer and fuselage. The test rig, a system of hydraulic actuators positioned to distribute force across the airframe simulating operating loads, was designed and manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries at a facility near the Nagoya Airfield in the Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

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Topics: Testing, Engineering, Craftsmanship, Design, Nagoya Airfield

Mitsubishi Aircraft's Melting Pot

Posted by Nobuo Kishi, Executive Chief Engineer on May 26, 2017 9:30:00 AM

To set a new benchmark in regional aviation, Mitsubishi has assembled a global team of top aviation engineers paired with Japanese manufacturing experts.

It takes more than a single pilot to get an aircraft off the ground. Behind every take-off and landing is a team of aviation engineers, flight testing experts and strategists developing the aircraft of tomorrow. With more than 130 years of experience building transportation systems, defense aircraft, advanced rocketry and components for commercial aviation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) understands the challenge of developing an entirely new aircraft, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, for a demanding market.

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Topics: Engineering, MRJ Team, Program Management Office