Mitsubishi’s MRJ made its first flight today in Japan. The MRJ took off from Nagoya Airport confirmed its its basic characteristics and functionality in ascent, descent and turning in airspace off the Pacific coast during its 1.5 hour first flight.

“The MRJ successfully took to the sky today thanks ongoing cooperation and support from all members involved,” said Hiromichi Morimoto, President, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. “We will make our utmost efforts towards type certificate acquisition, committing, committing all our resources to develop and produce the finest the finest regional jet aircraft to enter commercial service in 2017. ”

“Operational performance of the MRJ was far better than expected. We had a significantly than expected. We had a significantly comfortable flight,” said Pilot Yasumura, who served as captain.

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