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Mitsubishi benefits from demand for Boeing freighters

Increased demand for Boeing full-freighters and Bombardier business jets have pushed order intakes up at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). The Aerostructures business received ¥67.6 billion in orders in HY1 of the financial year 2022 compared to ¥57.4 billion in the...

Insight – Implications of rising CRJ Op costs

Every reader is aware of the pressures US regional airlines are under.  An aspect that warrants more attention is the fleet situation. The former Bombardier CRJ is now a Mitsubishi product.  Mitsubishi, through its MHIRJ organization, is supporting this fleet and investing in MRO facilities to achieve this.  Even so, CRJ Op costs are starting to climb. 

The only new build regional jet is the Embraer E-175. This places regional airlines in an ever-growing cost bind.  The CRJ is costing more to operate and the “natural” replacement is essentially a monopoly with little incentive to price sharply.  Through in much better pilot salaries at regionals and you have wafer thin margins getting thinner.

Every reader is aware of the pressures US regional airlines are under.  An aspect that warrants more attention is the fleet situation. The former Bombardier CRJ is now a Mitsubishi product.  Mitsubishi, through its MHIRJ organization, is supporting this fleet and investing in MRO facilities to achieve this.  Even so, CRJ Op costs are starting to climb. 


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Mitsubishi discloses full impairment on SpaceJet

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has fully impaired costs and assets related to the SpaceJet regional jet program, making it ever more unlikely that the project will ever re-start again. The impairment of ¥80.599 billion ($573 million) is mentioned in MHI’s financial...

Fleet fuel burn update

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