Mitsubishi MRJ


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Hi all,

also Mitsubishi has projected a new regional jet in two versions MRJ.70 with 70 seats and the MRJ.90 with 96 seats.
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My dear Maveric,

here is anther Models and drawings to Mitsubishi MRJ-70 and MRJ-90 regional jet
aircraft projects.


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A couple of articles relating to the program from 2011 and 2012:
Model of Mitsubishi MRJ circa 2008.



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Uploaded on Mar 9, 2011

At the Asian Aerospace that took place between 8 and 10 March 2011 in Hong Kong, ASIA Travel interviewed Mr. Hitoshi Hank Iwasa to learn more about this brand new regional jet from Mitsubishi. The company will first launch the 90-seat MRJ90 and then a year later plans to launch the slightly smaller MRJ70 that has 70 seats. In the HD interview we learn more about Mtisubishi Aircraft Corporation, what makes the jets special, why they feel there is a need for another airline manufacturer and who they plan to target for sales, plus much, much more.
Via Aviation Week: European Carriers More Interested In 100-Seat MRJ Than Current Offering

June 28, 2013

Interest among European airlines in acquiring Mitsubishi Aircraft regional jets is focused primarily on a 100-seat version that the Japanese manufacturer has not officially launched, a senior executive with the Japanese manufacturer says.

“The demand over there will be for the larger aircraft,” Howard Thrall, senior vice president of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. America, said this week in Washington, where he was the featured speaker at a Japan International Transport Institute-hosted briefing on the future of regional jets. The aircraft Mitsubishi currently is marketing—the MRJ90 and MRJ70—can accommodate up to 92 and 78 seats, respectively.

Thrall did not flinch when someone suggested EasyJet as a potential customer in Europe, but also noted the Air France-KLM was an “active participant” in the MRJ working groups.

Thrall, however, tells Aviation Week that does not expect Mitsubishi Aircraft to make a decision on whether to launch an MRJ100X until the MRJ90 is certified and in service. The first MRJ90 jets are scheduled to be delivered to All Nippon Airways (ANA) in late 2015 or early 2016.

After ANA, the next customers in line for the jet are two U.S. regional airlines: Trans States Holdings in 2016 and SkyWest Inc. in 2017. Both have ordered the MRJ90: 50 firm and 50 on option at Trans States, and 100 firm and 100 on option at SkyWest.

All of the MRJ90 versions are listed with a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) in excess of 86,000 lb. Most pilots union contracts with major U.S. carriers include scope clauses that forbid the airlines from outsourcing flying on aircraft above that MTOW, which eliminates the main source of business for regional airlines that acquire the jet.

Thrall, who is responsible for sales and marketing of the jet in the Americas, acknowledges that issue is a “conversation point” in discussions with customers and potential customers in the U.S. But he notes that the aircraft is being designed for the global marketplace, where such restrictions do not apply, and says he does not foresee a problem getting the aircraft certified at a lower MTOW in the U.S.—if that proves necessary.

“The other thing to keep in mind is that these scope limitations change over time,” he says, holding out the prospect that pilots unions will agree to relax the MTOW restrictions.

Thrall also adds that the contracts with SkyWest and Trans States provide “maximum flexibility” to those carriers. Although he did not fully describe what that means, SkyWest has said it has the option to change its order from the MRJ90 to the smaller MRJ70.

Specs talks delay MRJ test flights


NAGOYA – Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has postponed the start of flight tests for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, sources said Thursday.

The company initially planned to begin testing the nation’s first small passenger jet by year’s end, but it will be put off until the end of 2014 because the company is still discussing parts specifications with U.S. and European manufacturers, they said.

The subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. still plans to start deliveries in the second half of fiscal 2015 and will announce the new, overall development schedule within a month, the sources said.

It has received orders for 325 of the jets from such airlines as All Nippon Airways Co. and Skywest Inc. of the United States.

The company established a quality control division at its sales base in the United States in June to accelerate the jet’s development.
MRJ gears up for static strength testsMitsubishi Aircraft has rolled out the first ground test aircraft for its MRJ regional jet programme, as it prepares to start static strength tests.
The aircraft, MSN 90001, was transferred from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Komaki South plant, where final assembly of the MRJ is underway, to the strength test station at a facility near the Nagoya Airport, a Mitsubishi spokesman tells Flightglobal.
Images provided by Mitsubishi show a near complete airframe, although the static strength aircraft lacks its horizontal stabiliser. It also has an unoccupied engine pylon under each wing.


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Eastern Air Lines Group Signs MOU with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation
for Purchase of up to Forty MRJ AircraftFarnborough, Hampshire, England, July 14, 2014 –
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for an order of twenty firm MRJ90 with purchase rights to an additional twenty MRJ90 with Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc., an airline based in Miami, Florida in the United States. This MOU testifies to the high regard in which Eastern Air Lines Group holds the economic efficiency and reliability of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), the next-generation regional jet. Based on this MOU, both companies will move forward to conclude a definitive agreement in the near future. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in 2019.

Edward J. Wegel, Eastern Air Lines Group President and CEO said, “We are extremely impressed with the operating cost benefits of the MRJ with the geared turbofan engine, which reduces seat mile costs almost to the level of current 130 – seater aircraft. This provides an excellent scheduling and route network advantage to Eastern as we look to add a second fleet type within five years.”

“We are pleased that we concluded an MOU with Eastern Air Lines in its anticipation of purchasing the MRJ,” said Teruaki Kawai, President and COO, Mitsubishi Aircraft. “This announcement encourages us to further boost our sales activity around the world. The MRJ program has been making steady progress, and its state-of-the-art aerodynamic design and a game-changing engine will significantly cut fuel consumption, noise and emissions, helping airlines enhance competiveness and profitability in the future. We hope that the MRJ, the next generation regional jet, will contribute to the growth of Eastern Air Lines.”

Thus far, 325 MRJ are on order, including 25 (15 firm, 10 option) from All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd., 100 (50 firm, 50 option) from Trans States Holdings, Inc. and 200 (100 firm, 100 option) from SkyWest, Inc.
座席当たり燃料消費量 : Fuel consumption per seat,  トリップ当たり燃料消費量 : Fuel consumption per 400n.m. trip


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Hi MRJ ground test.

The policy with which Japan Airlines (JAL) places an order for the 32 first domestic regional jet airliners "MRJ" was made.
If the amount of order is price, it will change to about 150 billion yen.
It is expected to supply by a domestic flight from 2021 and to utilize in the district route except a detached island.
Determination is carried out by the board of directors on August 28.


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Photo at link.

8:45 pm, October 18, 2014

Jiji Press

TOYOYAMA, Aichi (Jiji Press) — The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, the first Japanese-made passenger jet, was unveiled on Saturday, about six years after the start of development work in 2008.

A ceremony to show off the MRJ, now being developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp., was held at the plant of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., the parent of the aircraft maker, in Toyoyama, Aichi Prefecture.

“We are unveiling the MRJ after overcoming a lot of difficulties,” Mitsubishi Heavy Chairman Hideaki Omiya said at the ceremony.

The two companies plan to carry out the MRJ’s first test flight in April-June next year and begin to deliver the jet in April-June 2017.

The test flights will be conducted in Japan and the United States.
A nice-looking airliner !


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Not only nice looking, but also economical. ;)


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The first flight of MRJ will be September or October this year.

MRJ flight sim.


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Re: Mitsubishi Regional Jet doing taxiing tests

Thanks for sharing!

Many successful aircraft starts their life from taxing runways ;)
Hope, this airliner would obtain its' part of worldwide market.
It's better to all countries to compete by civil aircraft, rather then military, IMHO.
Re: Mitsubishi Regional Jet doing taxiing tests

Silencer1 said:
Thanks for sharing!

Many successful aircraft starts their life from taxing runways ;)
Hope, this airliner would obtain its' part of worldwide market.
It's better to all countries to compete by civil aircraft, rather then military, IMHO.
Mitsubishi aircraft Corporation in the development of Japan's first jet airliner MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet) is planning to broadcast live on the Internet's first flight scheduled in late October.

Expected to aviation fans from visiting the Aichi Prefectural Nagoya Airport (toyoyama, Aichi) to take off and land, set up temporary spectator space.

"Business gains momentum" by President Hiromichi Morimoto's who held a press conference at headquarters in Nagoya Airport advertising the first flight in the whole world, an expectation was indicated. Vice President Nobuo Kishi who commands development explained that development of MRJ met "6 stations" when the first flight succeeded.

A flight test will be also begun at USA Seattle suburb from time summer next year. I plan to deliver a mass production 1 number machine to All Nippon Airways in 2017 and 4-June.
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

MRJ Gains Flight Approval

Nagoya, October 29, 2015 –
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced today that Mitsubishi Aircraft has gained flight approval from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet), their next-generation regional jet.

Moving forward, high-speed taxiing tests and evaluations will be performed in preparation for the first flight of the first flight test aircraft of the MRJ, which is scheduled to take place during the week of November 9.
Mitsubishi's new passenger jet clocks 200 kph takeoff speed in ground test

November 07, 2015

By RYO INOUE/ Staff Writer

TOYOYAMA, Aichi Prefecture--The first passenger jet manufactured in Japan reached speeds topping 200 kph for the first time during ground trials on Nov. 6 at Nagoya Airport here.

Developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp., the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) is expected to have its inaugural test flight between Nov. 9 and Nov. 13.

The actual date will be announced a day before the test flight after taking into consideration the weather conditions and state of the aircraft’s fuselage.

The MRJ's taxiing tests started in June at the airport. The tests on Nov. 6 included a trial where the aircraft taxied with its front wheels off the ground, and a test in which the MRJ reached 200 kph, the speed required for takeoff. The speed eventually reached about 220 kph.

Although Mitsubishi Aircraft originally planned to conduct the inaugural flight at the end of October, the company decided to push the timetable back two weeks to make mechanical improvements to the cockpit pedals.

By RYO INOUE/ Staff Writer
The maiden flight is scheduled this week.
Following site is live streaming site for maiden flight.

国内試験飛行 : Domestic flight test 
米国試験飛行 : Flight test in the United States of America


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Maiden flight of MRJ will be tomorrow morning.
NHK said so when tonight TV news. ;)
Fixed undercarriage Maiden flight.
Take off AM9:35,11/11/2015. Landing : AM11:11. Almost 1.5hr flight.


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