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.

See here for the official press release and read on to hear the industry’s reaction to this development.

le ailes

In an article written for Les Ailes du Québec, André Allard explained the relationship between MHI and MITAC and took a look at the evolution of Mitsubishi’s regional jet program.

« MITAC est une filiale détenue à 80% par MHI et elle relève directement de la direction à Nagoya au Japon. Il faut comprendre que MITAC est une unité d’affaires distincte de celle qui est fournisseur de Boeing et de Bombardier. MITAC et MHI aérospatiale sont donc deux entreprises indépendantes l’une de l’autres. Chacune décide de ses propres orientations mais elle se coordonnent aussi afin d’éviter de se marcher sur les pieds.  »

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flight global

Jon Hemmerdinger of FlightGlobal examined Mitsubishi Aircraft's growth and acquisition of new talent.

“Montreal will give Mitsubishi Aircraft a presence in another prime aerospace hub – one with a rich aerospace legacy and an experienced aerospace workforce.”

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In an article written for La Presse, Jean-François Codère referred to Mitsubishi as a “savior” and looked at the implications of the center’s opening for industry stakeholders such as Aéro Montréal.

“The announcement frees the Quebec aerospace industry of a concern that had been looming since Bombardier announced, about a year ago, the layoff of hundreds of engineers, with the end of the development of two major new aircraft, the C Series and the Global 7500.”

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