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

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft on Oct 9, 2019 10:11:37 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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Topics: Customer Support

SpaceJet Montreal Center Media Round Up

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Sep 27, 2019 1:15:32 PM

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 19, 2019 10:52:27 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 5, 2019 5:10:00 PM

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 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM
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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 4, 2019 11:14:36 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 7:18:22 AM

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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Topics: #PAS2019, Videos

Industry Reactions to MHI’s Acquisition of CRJ

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 26, 2019 3:27:42 PM

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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MHI to Acquire Canadair Regional Jet Program from Bombardier Inc.

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 25, 2019 5:00:00 PM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Bombardier Inc. announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement, whereby MHI will acquire Bombardier's regional jet program.

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Topics: New Releases

Paris Air Show 2019 Media Roundup

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 24, 2019 1:49:19 PM

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation was one of the biggest draws at this year’s Paris Air Show. See below to hear more about what has the industry excited about the SpaceJet Family and the future of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation.


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Topics: Industry News, #PAS2019

Watch Highlights from Paris Air Show 2019

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

See highlights from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation team at Paris Air Show 2019, including the Mitsubishi SpaceJet M100 cabin mock-up, the Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 on static display, and all the visitors we welcomed to our Pavilion and Chalet.

Look back with us:

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Topics: #PAS2019, Videos

David Barrow, Head of Global Strategy Talks Key Partnerships for the SpaceJet M100

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 24, 2019 7:39:47 AM
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During Paris Air Show, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced several agreements with experienced global partners including Triumph Group, Inc., Safran Cabin, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. to help accelerate the program toward commercial operation. David Barrow, Head of Global Strategy and Business Development, share more about the important role that these partners play in the development of the SpaceJet M100 program.

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Topics: #PAS2019, Partnerships, Videos

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Announces Key Supplier Partnerships in Support of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet M100 Aircraft Program

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Company announces strategic partners for the development program of the newest member of its aircraft family

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Topics: New Releases, #PAS2019, Partnerships

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Signs Memorandum of Understanding for 15 Mitsubishi SpaceJet M100 Aircraft

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 19, 2019 2:01:54 AM

The North American airline would take delivery beginning in 2024, demonstrating the appeal of the aircraft as a product that will create a new level of excellence in passenger experience and airline business performance in regional aviation.

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Paris Air Show Day 2 Media Recap

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 19, 2019 1:50:00 AM

It’s been an exciting first two days at Le Bourget as industry insiders have taken in the launch of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of aircraft.  If you missed it, click here to see the inspiration behind the name SpaceJet.  Or click here to see photos from Day 1 at #PAS19.  

Read on to see some of the early chatter here in Paris from the media and Twitter.

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Our Inspiration

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 18, 2019 7:58:06 AM

What’s the inspiration for the name Mitsubishi SpaceJet?

Giving passengers more personal space, which improves their in-flight experience and creates new revenue possibilities for airlines.

Space to reflect.

Space to breathe.

Space where it matters.

We created a short film to share how Japan inspired this game-changing product that will deliver a new level of excellence to the regional market.

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Topics: #PAS2019, Videos

Celebrating the Mitsubishi SpaceJet Family in Paris

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 18, 2019 7:56:30 AM

On the eve of the 2019 Paris Air Show, the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation team hosted our valued customers and partners for an evening celebration of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet at the Eiffel Tower. See below for photos of a few highlights of a celebratory night.

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Topics: #PAS2019

Creating buzz in the industry

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 16, 2019 9:18:50 AM

The launch of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of aircraft is creating buzz in the industry. Here's what the conversation looks like in the days following Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation's historic announcement.

Follow @MHI_Group on Twitter for the latest updates.

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Topics: News

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Introduces the Mitsubishi SpaceJet Family of Aircraft

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 13, 2019 5:05:27 AM

Company announces commercial name for regional aircraft product family that will deliver more personal space to passengers and unmatched aircraft performance to airlines.

Today, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation officially announced its Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of aircraft. SpaceJet is the commercial name for the product family that includes the SpaceJet M90 (previously known by the developmental designation of MRJ90) and a new member, the SpaceJet M100, a new standard in regional air travel.

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Topics: New Releases

A Vital But Neglected Market: Bringing New Value To Regional Aviation

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 7, 2019 9:04:50 AM

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: Program Management Office, New Standard, Passenger Experience

Mitsubishi Aircraft Opens New Headquarters in Renton, Washington

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 7, 2019 9:00:39 AM

As Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation prepares to showcase its latest progress on the aviation industry’s greatest stage at the 2019 Paris Air Show, the company is also turning its attention towards the future with the opening of a new U.S. headquarters, located in Renton, Washington.

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Topics: New Releases, Program Management Office, Program Developments

Leeham News: Mitsubishi Positioned to Become Major Regional Player

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 7, 2019 8:45:38 AM

As former mainstays in the regional market exit the segment, leaving operators with limited choices between legacy aircraft, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation is preparing to enter service at the perfect time, reports aviation publication Leeham News and Analysis.

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Topics: Industry News