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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Announces New Operation Plan and Executive Changes for the 2020 Fiscal Year

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Jun 15, 2020 2:00:00 PM

June 15th, 2020 (NAGOYA, JAPAN) – Today, Mitsubishi Aircraft announced personnel changes as well as a new operational plan brought about by the significant changes in the aviation industry and the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy.

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TAC: U.S. Regional Airlines Will Play a Crucial Role for Big Carriers After Coronavirus

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Apr 17, 2020 6:00:00 PM

The COVID-19 crisis and ensuing economic downturn has led to significant challenges in the global aerospace industry. Rapid reduction in demand driven by travel restrictions has airlines grappling with how to conduct business. In a recent article for The Air Current, Courtney Miller highlights an interesting development in the commercial aviation industry that has emerged in light of the pandemic.

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Assessing the U.S. Regional Aviation Industry’s COVID-19-impacted Present and Future

Posted by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation News Team on Apr 16, 2020 11:32:34 PM

You won’t be surprised to know that Mitsubishi Aircraft is closely monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on the regional aviation sector. In this post and others to come, we intend to share what we’re seeing as part of our commitment to helping the industry understand the current and ongoing impacts of disruptions that were hard to imagine just a few months ago.

It’s self-evident that this is a remarkable event in terms of the scale and impact across commercial aviation. That said – and with the caveat that these remain the early days of a still-unfolding event – our analysis indicates that regional aviation has so far proven to be resilient relative to the overall sector, and that past disruptive events offer signs of hope and strength on the other side of a difficult period.

Examining the four major U.S. network carriers, as of April 15th mainline aircraft have exited service since January 22nd at a rate just under 50% greater than regional aircraft (35% for regional, 51% for mainline). Excepting already-planned phase-outs of aircraft, the regional rate shrinks to 30%. A recent analysis by The Air Current demonstrates this phenomenon in practice, and examines the ways in which major airlines are turning to small narrowbodies and regional aircraft to maintain network scale on domestic routes.

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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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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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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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