Tokyo (Thomson Financial) - Japan's All Nippon Airways said Tuesday it was considering buying the proposed new fuel-efficient regional plane designed by heavy engineering firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
"We are looking for an aircraft, going forward, that can fill the gap so that we can meet demand more flexibly with the right-sized aircraft," he said.
Mitsubishi Heavy chief executive Kazuo Tsukuda has said the company will decide by the end of March whether to go ahead with the MRJ project based on the expressions of interest it gets.
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