Mapping the MRJ's Key USA Partners

Posted by The MRJ Team on Jul 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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The MRJ is Japan’s first ever jet-powered commercial aircraft, but the United States also plays a key role in its development. With its primary testing hub, flight testing sites and a network of partners all located in the U.S., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation have developed a regional aircraft that will advance the aviation industry when it enters the market in 2020. Here’s a look at the partners and locations around the U.S. making it possible.    

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NORTHWEST 

KEY MITSUBISHI LOCATIONS

  • MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION AMERICA
    U.S. operations managing the MRJ's testing plan, performs test analysis and certification support.

TESTING LOCATIONS

  • MOSES LAKE FLIGHT TEST CENTER
    The MRJ's primary testing hub and home to more than 250 Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation employees and supporting flight test operations.

PARTNERS

  • ESTERLINE
    Overhead and cockpit control panels.
  • AvtechTyee
    Passenger addressing cabin interphone system (PACIS).

  • ZODIAC AEROSPACE
    Complete MRJ Interior Solution; Galley, lining, and etc.

 

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SOUTHWEST

TESTING LOCATIONS

  • PHOENIX-MESA AIRPORT
    Tests performed:
    -  Hot weather flight testing
  • ROSWELL INTERNATIONAL AIR CENTER
    Tests performed:
    -  Company special runway tests

PARTNERS

  • HONEYWELL AEROSPACE
    LASEREF inertial reference system for advanced navigation.
  • TELEDYNE CONTROLS
    Integrated Data Management Unit (iDMU) to deliver lower maintenance costs.
  • ZODIAC SEATS
    Provides passenger seats.
  • ROCKWELL COLLINS
    Pilot control system, rudder pedals, steering wheel and engine throttle.

 

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MIDWEST

TESTING LOCATIONS

  • ROCKFORD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
    Tests performed:
    -  Company natural icing test

PARTNERS

  • LMI AEROSPACE
    Tail-cone section, which houses the aircraft’s auxiliary power unit.
  • SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS
    Underwing pylon, which secures the Pratt & Whitney engine to the wing.

PARTNERS continued

  • ROCKWELL COLLINS
    Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion® avionics system to manage, monitor and master flight automation.
  • PARKER HANNIFIN HYDRAULICS
    The MRJ hydraulic system includes three independent circuits, engine-driven pumps and ground connection equipment.
  • UNITED AEROSPACE SYSTEMS
    UTC mainly provides highlift and electrical systems.

 

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EAST COAST  

TESTING LOCATIONS

  • MCKINLEY CLIMATIC LABORATORY
    Tests performed:
    -  Company hot and cold soak

PARTNERS

  • KIDDE UNITED AEROSPACE SYSTEMS
    Provides fire protection system.
  • PPG AEROSPACE
    Flight-deck windows and windshield. 
  • PRATT & WHITNEY 
    PurePower PW1200G Geared Turbofan engine, which contributes a 10-20% reduction in operating costs compared to other current regional jets.
  • UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS
    Provides air management system. 


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