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.

Ostrower spoke with Andrew Telesca, head of Mitsubishi Aircraft’s Certification Management Office about the development of a new certification framework, a significant step forward for Japan’s on its development as a global leader in aerospace. Telesca recounts how Mitsubishi Aircraft and JCAB have drawn on global airworthiness certification processes and both FAA and EASA regulations to create a unique process suited for Japan.

The article also shares detail on the driving force behind program’s recent tailwind—the market opportunity left open for innovation. With the recent compression of the industry, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation's offering is now an increasingly viable option in a U.S. market that accounts for 80% of regional aircraft.

With Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) awarded in late-2018, the stage is now set for Mitsubishi and JCAB to certify the final design of the MRJ90 as the team heads to Le Bourget for this year’s Paris Air Show.

Read the full story at The Air Current.

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