26-Apr-2012 8:59 AM

Mitsubishi Regional Jet to fly in late 2013

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MITAC) announced (25-Apr-2012) it has conduced an in-depth review of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) programme and released the following schedule update:

  • First flight scheduled for 4Q2013;
  • First delivery scheduled for northern summer or later half of Japanese FY2015 (Japanese financial year commences 01-Apr).

MITAC stated it continues to strive towards accelerating development and delivery of the first MRJ. The company is now considering how to ramp up production once the aircraft is tested. [more - original PR]