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A Vital But Neglected Market: Bringing New Value To Regional Aviation

Posted by Alex Bellamy, Chief Development Officer on May 28, 2019 12:00:00 PM

This is an exciting time for Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. It has been a year of significant progress for us, from receiving Type Inspection Authorization and beginning type certification testing, to making investments to strengthen core commercial functions of our company. We’ve undertaken a great deal of hard, but productive, work optimizing our products and building the team that will bring them to market.

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Topics: MRJ Team, Program Management Office, Passenger Experience, Program Developments, New Standard

Leeham News: Mitsubishi Positioned to Become Major Regional Player

Posted by The MRJ Team on May 28, 2019 11:48:00 AM

As former mainstays in the regional market exit the segment, leaving operators with limited choices between legacy aircraft, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation is preparing to enter service at the perfect time, reports aviation publication Leeham News and Analysis.

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Topics: MRJ Team, Program Management Office, Passenger Experience, Program Developments, New Standard

Mitsubishi Aircraft Opens New Headquarters in Renton, Washington

Posted by The MRJ Team on May 17, 2019 12:00:00 PM

As Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation prepares to showcase its latest progress on the aviation industry’s greatest stage at the 2019 Paris Air Show, the company is also turning its attention towards the future with the opening of a new U.S. headquarters, located in Renton, Washington.

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Topics: News Releases, MRJ Team, Program Management Office, Program Developments

The Air Current Highlights MRJ Progress Before Paris Air Show

Posted by The MRJ Team on May 15, 2019 1:15:00 PM

In a recent feature in his publication The Air Current, aviation journalist Jon Ostrower covered the latest progress of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, touching on many of the key milestones that have built momentum toward recent certification flight tests and set the stage for 2020 first delivery to ANA. Focused on the path toward certification, the long-term future of the program is bright.

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Topics: Paris Air Show, Program Management Office, Program Developments, New Standard

Regarding Bombardier’s efforts to stifle competition in the commercial aircraft market

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation on Jan 28, 2019 9:45:25 PM

Today, in our ongoing lawsuit with Bombardier, Inc., our US-based subsidiary Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America, Inc. filed a counterclaim asserting that Bombardier has engaged in illegal anticompetitive behavior with the intent to impede the development and certification of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft. We want to offer some perspective on how we arrived at the decision to take this action and why it is important for the industry that we prevail. 

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Topics: News Releases, Program Developments

Watch Highlights From This Year's Farnborough International Airshow

Posted by The MRJ Team on Aug 16, 2018 11:15:00 AM

At this year's Farnborough International Airshow, the MRJ demonstrated how it will deliver much-needed choice to the regional market as the aircraft advances toward first delivery in mid-2020. 

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Topics: Program Management Office, Farnborough International Airshow, New Standard

From Hub & Spoke To Long & Thin: How Airline Routes Are Changing

Posted by The MRJ Team on Aug 16, 2018 11:00:00 AM

In an air travel market expected to roughly double by 2036, and with a new wave of improved regional aircraft entering service, airlines are taking a hard look at how they organize routes. 

The hub-and-spoke model that connects destinations through central airports has long been the standard. But today, the industry is shifting toward an orientation dominated by longer, thinner, point-to-point routes.

The aging fleet of regional aircraft that serviced the old order is reaching the end of its life, and more than 5,000 new regional jets will be required over the next 20 years to replace it. A new breed of regional jet like the MRJ – with improved fuel efficiency, updated aerodynamics and lower operating costs – brings new choice to a regional market saddled with few options, and added potential for increased point-to-point service, reduced travel times and a better travel experience.

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Topics: Program Management Office, New Standard

Chief Development Officer Alex Bellamy Talks MRJ Family

Posted by The MRJ Team on Jul 31, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

Following the MRJ's flight display debut at Farnborough International Airshow, Chief Development Officer Alex Bellamy spoke with Farnborough International News Network about the benefits that the MRJ offers operators and the need for choice in regional aviation

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Topics: Program Management Office, Farnborough International Airshow, Program Developments, New Standard

Photos: MRJ at Farnborough

Posted by The MRJ Team on Jul 21, 2018 4:30:00 AM

This year's Farnborough International Airshow was a monumental moment for the MRJ program. With the aircraft participating in its first-ever flight demonstration at an airshow, there was a sense of pride and accomplishment that spread throughout the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation chalet. 

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Topics: Farnborough International Airshow, Program Developments, New Standard

MRJ Impresses at Farnborough

Posted by The MRJ Team on Jul 21, 2018 4:00:00 AM

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet's successful flight demonstrations at this year's Farnborough International Airshow vividly demonstrated the performance and value of the industry’s only clean-sheet design for the regional jet category. 

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Topics: Program Management Office, Farnborough International Airshow, New Standard