Posts Tagged “Mitsubishi”

Premium #314 – US regional fleet options with 2016 scope in force

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Premium #314 – US regional fleet options with 2016 scope in force






The influence of the US scope clause on the regional jet OEMs is significant.¬† The following chart illustrates how the sheer size of the US regional market dominates. ¬† Any regional jet OEM seeking high production volumes must ensure the aircraft offered can operate within the US market. Welcome to AirInsight¬†Premium content. This page is…

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Q&A with Mitsubishi

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Q&A with Mitsubishi






We addressed a series of questions to Mitsubishi after the recent delay news.  Here is the verbatim Q&A. Responses from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation: Yugo Fukuhara, Vice President and General Manager of Sales and Marketing Related posts: Premium #213 – The US Scope Clause – Aberration and Annoyance Delta’s CS100 selection – regional impact SkyWest gives…

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Not such great news for MRJ90

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Not such great news for MRJ90






[UPDATE – MRJ PDF] The news was expected.  But even so, it is frustrating to read the following from MITAC: “Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced today that MHI and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation will adjust the first delivery of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) from mid-2018 to mid-2020.  The change is due to revisions of…

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Regional jets take a hit

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The regional jet business is in many ways a more difficult market to trade in. Whereas among the big jets you have a duopoly, in the regional jet business you see four competitors fighting.  We have frequently referred to the regional space as the “small duopoly” – after all its primarily a fight between Bombardier…

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The regional jet business and the impact of US scope clauses

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The regional jet business and the impact of US scope clauses






The US scope clauses are seen by many as a market aberration.  After all, commercial logic demands that new technologies are quickly deployed. It happens like that in every industry, right? Not in the airline business, and especially not in the US airline business.  In the US, pilots have seen their jobs degraded with every…

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EASA Validates Sukhoi Superjet LR

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EASA Validates Sukhoi Superjet LR






JSC “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft” reported today that it obtained EASA approval of Sukhoi Superjet 100 Long Range (SSJ100LR). The certificate enables Sukhoi Superjet 100 deliveries to the foreign customers with the range increased by 50% comparing to the basic version (SSJ100 Basic). The new range for the aircraft rises from 3,048km (1,645 NM) to 4,578km…

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