Eastern Firms Up MRJ Order

Rebooted US regional carrier Eastern Air Lines has signed a firm order for 20 MRJ regional jets from Mitsubishi

Rebooted US regional carrier Eastern Air Lines has signed a firm order for 20 MRJ regional jets from Mitsubishi, with options for another 20 aircraft.

The agreement follows an initial announcement made at this year’s Farnborough Airshow.

Eastern will start taking deliveries of the new aircraft, which it has dubbed “the Eastern Whisperjet”, from 2019.

The deal takes the number of firm MRJ orders to 191 aircraft, with the largest order for 100 aircraft from Trans States Holdings

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