Tag: Mitsubishi

Bombardier in Talks with Mitsubishi over CRJ Program

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries admitted being in talks over the Bombardier’s Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) program. No agreement has been reached yet. “Before any agreement can be reached further review and analysis by Bombardier management and approval by Bombardier’s Board of Directors are required, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. must complete its due diligence […]

Boeing Transforms Its Supply Chain

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing has reached an agreement with key supplier Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to lower costs in the latter’s production of 787 wing components. The deal marks a major turnaround from the 787’s troubled development a decade ago, when Boeing’s failure to properly manage its international supply chain led to years of delays. Roughly two-thirds of the […]

Mitsubishi Regional Jet: To Be Or Not To Be?

Reading Time: 3 minutes After the World War II, Japanese aerospace industry was totally cut off from creation and production of its own aircraft. Nevertheless, Japanese companies were among the main suppliers of various components for aircraft manufacturing corporations. This allowed them to gain useful and invaluable experience. In 2008, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) decided to return to the […]

Japan’s Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Japan Air-Self Defense Force (JASDF) had to dispatch its fighter jets 571 times during fiscal year 2015 to intercept Chinese military aircraft approaching or intruding Japanese airspace, Japan’s Defense Ministry revealed, according to The Japan Times. This number constitutes an all-time high since the defense ministry’s Joint Staff Office began to keep records in […]

First Zero’s Flight Over Japan Since WWII

Reading Time: 1 minute A historic flight took place this week at the naval base in Kanoya in the Kagoshima Perfecture, Japan, where the legendary Mitsubishi A6M Zero took flight over Japanese land for the first time since World War II, according to The Japan Times. Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Skip Holm, who accumulated 1,072 hours of […]

Japan’s First Domestic Passenger Jet Takes Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Japan’s first commercial jetliner, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, on Wednesday completed its maiden test flight after repeated delays. It is an important milestone for an ambitious effort by Japan to develop its aerospace industry.

Mitsubishi Regional Jet Completes First Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Mitsubishi has successfully completed the first flight of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), the first commercial plane to be developed in Japan since the 1960s. The MRJ took off from Nagoya Airport on November and completed a 1.5 hour flight. “Operational performance of the MRJ was far better than expected. We had a significantly comfortable […]

MRJ Suffers Further Setback to Inaugural Flight, Now Set for Nov. 11th

Reading Time: 2 minutes It was at the 47th Paris Airshow that Mitsubishi unveiled its plans for the first Japanese plane to be built since the NAMC YS-11 in the 1960s, an aircraft that never actually became profitable. The development has been subject to a number of delays, including those in the procurement of the Pratt & Whitney engines. […]