Mitsubishi to Close CRJ Program’s Purchase on 1 June

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The final date has been set. Bombardier and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will close the transaction related to the acquisition of Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) program on 1 June, 2020.

In a statement, the Japanese company said that the program will begin operations right upon the purchase and will be operated under the new name of MHI RJ Aviation Group.

Also, the CRJ program package includes “the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing, and sales activities for the CRJ Series aircraft, along with the type certificate”.

Both companies confirmed the acquisition fact in June, 2019. With the CRJ program MHI expects to strengthen its existing commercial aircraft business, especially the development, production, sales and support of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet commercial aircraft family.

More details will be announced in the future.