Japan’s 1st domestically made jet takes off

Japan’s first domestically produced passenger jet, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), takes off from Nagoya airport in Aichi prefecture yesterday. The MRJ made its maiden test flight yesterday, a landmark in a decade-long program to launch the plane aimed at competing with Brazilian and Canadian rivals in the global market for smaller aircraft. The MRJ, made by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, is about 35 meters long, has a pointed nose and will seat about 80 passengers. China is also developing a similar-sized homegrown regional passenger jet, the ARJ21. It had its first test flight in 2008 and the initial commercial delivery is reportedly expected by the end of this year. — AFP ...

November 12, 2015, Thursday

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