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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Announces Executive Changes

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Mar 19, 2020 3:00:00 PM

March 19, 2020 (NAGOYA, JAPAN) – Over the last few years, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has restructured its company and gathered the personnel and resources to create a global organization capable of becoming one of the leading commercial aviation companies in the world.

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Mitsubishi Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight of Mitsubishi SpaceJet Flight Test Vehicle 10 (FTV10)

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Mar 18, 2020 5:30:00 PM

Nagoya (Japan) – March 18, 2020 – Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, a MHI Group company, announced today that it has completed the maiden flight of Flight Test Vehicle 10 (FTV10), the first Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 in final, certifiable baseline configuration.

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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines Celebrate First Flight of First GTF Engine Produced in Japan

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Feb 27, 2020 8:00:00 AM

NAGOYA (JAPAN) – February 27, 2020 - Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, an MHI Group company, announced today that it has completed its maiden flight with the first Pratt & Whitney GTF™ PW1200G engine assembled in Japan. The flight was completed in the United States at the company’s Flight Test Center in Moses Lake, WA, and was performed by the company’s Flight Test Aircraft 1 (FTA1).

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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Announces Executive Changes

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Feb 6, 2020 1:30:00 PM

Moves designed to facilitate pursuit of type certification of SpaceJet M90

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MFC Media Round Up

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Dec 24, 2019 1:10:12 AM

With more than 450 employees on-site, the collective global expertise housed at Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation’s Moses Lake Flight Test Center (MFC) is an invaluable driver of the SpaceJet program’s continued progression toward certification and entry into commercial service.

In recent weeks, the Mitsubishi Aircraft team has welcomed a range of international correspondents to its Moses Lake facility for a firsthand look at the work that will enable us to certify and deliver the first ever commercial Japanese jetliner.

See below for stories and reactions from the industry following this year’s visits.

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2019 Recap: Starting a New Era with the SpaceJet Family

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft on Dec 17, 2019 2:00:00 AM
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Mitsubishi Aircraft went around the world in 2019. From Nagoya to Nashville and Paris to Montreal and Moses Lake, the SpaceJet program set the tone for the new era in regional travel. The global team achieved major milestones and the industry has taken notice of our success. We secured a new MOU for 100 aircraft with Mesa Airlines at RAA, reached 3,000+ flight-test hours and introduced the aviation industry to the new standard in regional aviation: the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of aircraft.  

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Australian Aviation: SpaceJet Shows Promising Future for Regional Market

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft on Dec 5, 2019 2:00:00 AM

Regional aviation’s prospects have never presented more promise than what’s ahead in the next few decades, according to Australian Aviation. In a recent analysis of the regional market, the publication examined the companies vying for the regional segment, and highlighted SpaceJet’s appeal to an industry in desperate need of fresh thinking.

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Mitsubishi Aircraft’s Steve Haro on the Importance of Regional Travel

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft on Nov 15, 2019 3:27:39 AM

In conversation with The Washington Post, Mitsubishi Aircraft’s Vice President of Global Marketing Steve Haro discussed the importance of regional travel—especially in North America—and why the company is so focused on transforming this vital category.

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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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