Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) Regional Jet / Passenger Airliner (2017)

November 23, 2016

The first test aircraft of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet program, Japan’s first domestically-produced commercial passenger jetliner in five decades, took off from Nagoya Airport a little after 0930 local time on Wednesday. Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation said the aircraft “confirmed its basic characteristics and functionality in ascent, descent and turning in airspace off the Pacific coast” during its 90-minute test flight. “Operational performance of the MRJ was far better than expected….