Mitsubishi Aircraft yesterday (January 13) ran one of the engines on the MRJ test
aircraft for the first time.
The PW1200G engine successfully completed a test run at Nagoya Airport in Japan,
which also enabled Mitsubishi Aircraft to test the new regional jet’s hydraulic, fuel,
air conditioning and electric systems.
The Japanese MRO also confirmed that it performed a wing up-bend test on
the test aircraft in December.
Unveiled last October, the MRJ is scheduled to take its first flight in Q2 this year.
Read Alex Derber’s article on the MRJ programme in the current issue of ATE&M.