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.
Judson Rollins of Leeham News recapped Mitsubishi Aircraft’s Monday press briefing, during which Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Chief Development Officer Alex Bellamy elaborated on the market opportunity for the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family.
“We’re transforming just as the market is presenting an opportunity, so the timing couldn’t be better,” said Bellamy.
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Nikkei’s Naoki Watanabe also recapped the press briefing, sharing a glimpse of the SpaceJet cabin mockup as Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation works toward 2023 certification of the SpaceJet M100.
At the air show, Mitsubishi Aircraft revealed the SpaceJet's interior for the first time. The seats measure 47 cm wide, making them wider than in rival aircraft of the same class, according to the company.
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FlightGlobal profiled one of several partner tie-ups that Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation is announcing at this year’s Paris Air Show. Triumph Group will be contributing engineering resources to the design, development and optimization of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet M100’s wings.
"Our talented and highly-experienced team is well qualified to perform design, development and qualification of large complex metallic and composite aircraft structures and will provide Mitsubishi with the highly-specialised services needed to help bring their aircraft to market," said Pete Wick.
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We're at the #ParisAirShow to announce that TAS will be providing engineering services including airframe design and analysis support for Mitsubishi SpaceJet M100. Read the full announcement here: https://t.co/r6QSKhsMN7 pic.twitter.com/4D048wqcJ4— Triumph Group (@TriumphGroup) June 18, 2019
Haro: North America is our largest market, Europe second, Asia third. 96% of US airports are served by regional jets but 63% are only served by regional jets. 110 plus new routes opened by RJs in 2018. #PAS19 #Spacejet pic.twitter.com/NCTu4CxpVl— Airways Magazine (@airwaysmagazine) June 17, 2019