Nagoya, October 3, 2016 –
News reports on October 1 cited a delay in the delivery schedule for the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet). However, no such announcement has been made by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation or Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). At present, no decision has been made to change the delivery schedule.
We are moving forward with MRJ development to achieve both safety and superior performance as we overcome issues one by one while devoting the most careful attention to safety. When issues arise in the development process, we take appropriate steps, including informing and consulting with the authorities and customers. If any decisions are made in the future on important items to be made public including development schedule, we will announce them promptly.
At the end of last month, Mitsubishi Aircraft and MHI successfully completed the ferry flight to the United States of the MRJ’s first flight test aircraft (FTA-1). As we expect various issues may arise in the future, we will accelerate flight tests in the U.S. toward the successful development of a world-class regional jetliner.