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Executive Profile: Hiroyuki Tatsuoka, Head of Program Management Division

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft on Nov 7, 2019 7:32:19 AM
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We highlight Hiroyuki Tatsuoka, a leader within our company who has been instrumental in developing the M90 program, implementing the Integrated Product Team (IPT) structure, and transforming the company into a world-class organization. Tatsuoka has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing, most of which is in aerospace, including both military and commercial programs. Tatsuoka is passionate about the SpaceJet program and its foundational role in building the aerospace industry for Japan.

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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Statement: Cancellation of Trans States Holdings Contract

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Oct 31, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Nagoya (Japan) – October 31, 2019 – Today, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced the termination of its contract with Trans States Holdings, Inc. (TSH), a privately-owned holding company for three regional airlines. After close discussions, the decision was made to cancel the contract for the Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 – 50 firm orders with 50 options – as the variant does not meet the requirements of the United States
market. Future discussions will be focused on the scope compliant SpaceJet M100 aircraft.

“TSH has been a long-time proponent of our aircraft program and we look forward to continuing discussions regarding a potential order for the SpaceJet M100 product,” said Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation President Hisakazu Mizutani. “When we established our contract with TSH, the outlook on the regional market was very different. Scope clause has not relaxed as anticipated. We have since shifted our strategy to be responsive to the market realities in the U.S., in partnership with our airline customers. We are confident that the SpaceJet M100 presents us with a market-leading aircraft for North America.”

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How ANA’s Partnership Helped Build a World-Class Customer Support Function

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft on Oct 10, 2019 12:11:37 AM

As the launch customer for the SpaceJet family of aircraft, All Nippon Airways (ANA) plays a special role in the success of Mitsubishi Aircraft’s ambitious venture to redefine regional aviation. For any manufacturer, the first customer is vitally important. It’s especially important when that customer is also the most successful and influential airline in your home country.

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SpaceJet Montreal Center Media Round Up

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Sep 28, 2019 3:15:32 AM

Last week, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation took a major step forward in the company’s global expansion by announcing plans to open the SpaceJet Montreal Center in Quebec, Canada. The company made the formal announcement at a press event attended by Quebec Premier François Legault, Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon, Japan’s Consul General to Quebec Osamu Izawa, and more. Press reaction hailed Mitsubishi Aircraft’s arrival as a major turning point for the aviation industry in the region, and a win-win for the company and the Quebec.

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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Announces Plans to Open SpaceJet Montreal Center

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Sep 20, 2019 12:52:27 AM

Company establishes presence in the Montreal region to support global expansion strategy

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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Announces an MOU with Mesa Airlines for 100 SpaceJet M100 Aircraft

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Sep 6, 2019 7:10:00 AM

NASHVILLE – September 5, 2019 -- Today, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mesa Airlines, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mesa Air Group, Inc., to commence formal negotiations for the purchase of 100 Mitsubishi Aircraft SpaceJet M100 aircraft. The MOU was announced during a signing event at Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America’s booth during the Regional Airline Association (RAA) annual conference held, this year, in Nashville, TN, and targets 50 firm orders and purchase rights for an additional 50.

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Inside the Growth of Mitsubishi Aircraft’s Customer Support Team

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft on Sep 5, 2019 4:00:00 AM
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In an industry defined by tight turnarounds, high volume and slim margins, strong customer support is just as important to operators as the aircraft itself. Unplanned downtime or maintenance can damage their reputation, hurt dispatch reliability and affect their bottom line. After all, buying a new aircraft is a one-time event—it’s the ongoing support that ensures the aircraft is operating at its full potential.

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The Challenges—and Opportunities—Facing Regional Aviation

Posted by Alex Bellamy on Sep 5, 2019 1:14:36 AM

Regional aviation is vital but undervalued. The changing landscape offers enormous potential that shouldn’t be ignored.

 

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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Executives Discuss the 2019 Paris Air Show

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 27, 2019 9:18:22 PM

From the introduction of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of aircraft, including the M100 product, to the announcement of several industry partnerships and an MOU for 15 Mitsubishi SpaceJet M100 aircraft, the 2019 Paris Air Show was a resounding success for Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. Hear more from some of our executives about the importance of this year’s show and its impact on the organization’s future path.

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Industry Reactions to MHI’s Acquisition of CRJ

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 27, 2019 5:27:42 AM

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation’s efforts to reshape the regional aviation market took a significant step forward yesterday, as parent company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced that it will acquire the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) program from Bombardier. The deal strengthens the company’s global capabilities, complementing its existing assets with the CRJ program’s deep well of talent and resources – particularly in customer support and engineering. This provides an important boost to ensuring the commercial success of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family.

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