50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

First MRJ test flight scheduled for latter half of October

Download: Printable PDF Date: 31 Aug 2015 13:25 category:
Publisher:
First MRJ test flight scheduled for latter half of October - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Source: ATW

The first Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) test flight is scheduled for the latter half of October, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced.

Mitsubishi said in a statement released Monday that further details will be released near the end of September and the exact date of the first flight will be announced one day before.

The first flight will take place at Nagoya Airport in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, and its surrounding airspace. It will last approximately one hour, according to the statement.

Mitsubishi president Hiromichi Morimoto told reporters at the Paris Air Show in June that the new MRJ schedule remains on track.

The MRJ was originally scheduled to achieve first flight in 2012 and in April the latest schedule was adjusted, with first flight moving from the 2015 second quarter to later this year. Mitsubishi plans to deliver the first MRJ to All Nippon Airways (ANA) in the 2017 second quarter.



Loading comments for First MRJ test flight scheduled for latter half of October...


Recommended

Contactless Travel initiative - London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill is introducing a ‘Contactless Travel’ initiative, highlighting the health benefits of private aviation to new and existing users. Contactless Travel ensures persona...

European Commission Approves airBaltic Equity Increase of 250 Million Euro

The European Commission on July 3, 2020, under EU State aid rules, has approved the Latvian government's investment of €250 million into the equity of the Latvian airline airBaltic ...

Final 747 Jumbo Jet farewell fit for a queen - Qantas

Qantas has announced a program of events to farewell its last remaining Boeing 747 and provide Australians the opportunity to say goodbye to the much loved “Queen of the Skies” ahead of it...

The international call for applications for Leonardo Labs is opened

Leonardo has started its recruitment call for young talents for “Leonardo Labs”, the new research & development corporate laboratories focused on innovation in Leonardo's tradition...