Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been developing and manufacturing components, such as wings and fuselages, for civil aircraft for many years. Through Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, it is now developing the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) passenger jet, breaking into a market historically dominated by companies such as Bombardier and Embraer.
The initiative hasn't been without its challenges, though. Earlier this year, MHI announced a two-year delay to the MRJ regional jet programme, the fifth time its schedule has been pushed back since launching in 2008. As the MRJ debuted at Paris Air Show this year, in the midst of its flight test programme, Lindsay McDaniel, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, told us, “It’s making progress and on track for entry into service in mid-2020...We’re ready to deliver the aircraft.”
She also discussed the key markets for the MRJ and how it fits into MHI’s strategy. Watch the video for more.
"The [MRJ] is making progress and on track for entry into service in mid-2020."