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Alex Bellamy, Chief Development Officer

Alex Bellamy, Chief Development Officer
Alex Bellamy is the Chief Development Officer of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

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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

2017: A Year of Progress for the MRJ

Posted by Alex Bellamy, Chief Development Officer on Jan 4, 2018 7:02:13 PM

In 2017, the MRJ development program made significant strides. A re-organization at Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation offices earlier last year strengthened program teamwork, which led to notable testing progress and a successful debut at the Paris Air Show.

While the MRJ continues on its path toward type certification, we take a look back at the important milestones the program has achieved in 2017. 

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Topics: Testing, Flight Testing, Engineering, Ground Testing, MRJ Team, Program Management Office, Program Developments

Meeting the Strength Test

Posted by Alex Bellamy, Chief Development Officer 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, Program Developments