Mitsubishi Regional Jet Delayed to Mid-2020
Tokyo, January 23, 2017: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced today that MHI and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation will adjust the first delivery of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) from mid-2018 to mid-2020. The change is due to revisions of certain systems and electrical configurations on the aircraft to meet the latest requirements for certification.
The design change will not affect aircraft structure and these design changes will not affect aircraft performance, fuel consumption, or functionality of systems. The company has already completed static structure test with ultimate load(150% load) successfully.
MHI recently established the MRJ Business Promotion Committee, chaired by Shunichi Miyanaga, President & Chief Executive Officer of MHI, to oversee the continued development and long-term business performance of the MRJ, effective on November 28, 2016.
Since the historic MRJ first flight in November 2015, Mitsubishi Aircraft announced significant progress in both engineering and test, and now four MRJ90 test aircraft are flying, three of them in the United States.
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. / Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation