Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

FAA Letter of Authorization received by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

Download: Printable PDF Date: 12 Apr 2019 15:13 category:
Publisher:
FAA Letter of Authorization received by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation  - Manufacturer publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Aircraft: Airplanes

To inform you regarding Mitsubishi Regional Jet certification activities, it was announced that Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has received United States civil aviation authority Letter of Authorization. The LOA provides authorization for the FAA team to be onboard the Mitsubishi Regional Jet in support of certification activities and pilots from the FAA have already flown two familiarization flights in the Mitsubishi Regional Jet.

“The Letter of Authorization from the FAA is another key milestone in the development and evolution of our Mitsubishi Regional Jet program,” said Hisakazu Mizutani, President of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. “We look forward to coordinating with the FAA and the JCAB as we move forward with our certification plans.”

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation is currently conducting certification flight test activities in Moses Lake, WA. From the beginning, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has said it anticipated proceeding with both the FAA and the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) on board during the certification phase of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet.

Andrew Telesca, Head of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation’s Certification Management Office, explained that coordinating for joint participation in the certification flight test phase has been one of the program’s priorities. “Obviously, as a Japanese aircraft manufacturer, we are working very closely with the JCAB. With our flight test center located in the United States, and since the United States is one of our largest target markets, having the FAA on board at the same time as the JCAB makes things much more efficient,” he said. “Plus, working closely with the JCAB and the FAA will help make certification with aviation authorities in other countries a much smoother process.”

Telesca also said that certification activities are progressing at a steady pace. “Our flight test team is currently at Eglin Air Force Base with our FTA4 to complete extreme environment certification tests at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory,” he said. There the MRJ will be put through tests certifying that the aircraft can operate in extreme heat and extreme cold temperatures.



Loading comments for FAA Letter of Authorization received by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation ...


Recommended

CDB Aviation Closes $525 Million Unsecured Credit Facility

Company’s First Unsecured Syndicated Term Loan Facility  CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”...

10 million flying hours achieved by Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine

The Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine entered service back in 1987. So by now it has achieved an amazing, incredible milestone - 10 million flying hours in nearly 5 million flights! The engine powe...

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Relocates its Q Series Aircraft Regional Support Team

In order to enhance Customer Support in Africa and the Middle East, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft will relocate its Q Series aircraft regional support team from Lanseria International Airpo...

First time ATR-600 operated by U.S. carrier - Silver Airways

Silver Airways Made History with First New ATR-600 Series Flight in United States, first time ATR-600 operated by U.S. carrier and first time a U.S. independent regional flying airline has taken...