Mitsubishi Aircraft Issues MRJ Production Update

Japanese OEM Mitsubishi Aircraft has released new details about the production schedule of its MRJ regional jet programme.

Japanese OEM Mitsubishi Aircraft has released new details about the production schedule of its MRJ regional jet programme.

In a statement, Mitsubishi Aircraft said it will perform final assembly, outfitting and painting at a newly constructed site adjacent to Nagoya Airport.

It also confirmed that the aircraft’s engine, the Pratt & Whitney PW1200G, will undergo final assembly at its Komaki-based engine subsidiary MHI Aero Engines.

It will also use parent company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ shipyard and machinery works in Kobe to manufacture parts for the aircraft’s wings, before being sent to the Tobishima-based facility of Nagoya Aerospace Systems for fabrication.

The MRJ, which had its rollout ceremony last October, is set to be introduced in 2017.

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