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Mitsubishi to reassess SpaceJet restart

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will reassess a possible program restart of the SpaceJet during the current financial year 2021, which runs until March 2022. The decision is marked as a ‘key activity’ in this year’s planning, the Japanese company said during its...

What is Mitsubishi going to do next?

Mitsubishi’s recent aerospace efforts show mixed results.  The SpaceJet was fumbled pretty badly and cost the company a lot of money. The program is now in limbo.  As a follow up to that program, and as a way to end a lawsuit with Bombardier, Mitsubishi bought the CRJ...

Has Mitsubishi just killed the SpaceJet?

It was hailed at last year’s Paris Airshow as a clean sheet regional aircraft design particularly attractive to the US market, but the future of Mitsubishi’s SpaceJet M100 70-seater is in doubt after Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has suspended development work on the...

Final spec M90 makes first flight

Mitsubishi performed the maiden flight of the first M90 with all the latest modifications on March 18. It has been a major milestone, as Flight Test Vehicle (FTV) 10 will have a significant role in the certification of the delayed regional jet. JA26MJ took off from...