Posted on: 08 February 2010
At its annual media briefing in London, BAE Systems Regional Aircraft announced that it is to provide Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MJET) with design integration and certification services in connection with the propulsion systems for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) family.
Business director engineering Mark Taylor, reported that a team from Regional Aircraft will provide consultance, guidance, personnel and engineering expertise on a number of work packages for the aircraft which include powerplant, pylon, nacelle, auxiliary power units and fuel systems.
“We’ve had 22 people working on the programme for just over a year, including engineers in Nagoya [Japan] and Hartford [CT, USA],” Taylor noted, “as well as at our base in Prestwick.” The company has also been working in conjunction with nacelle leader, Goodrich.
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft is the second former airframer from this market to involve itself with the MRJ. Saab has been working on maintenance and aftermarket support ideas with MJET for some time.
Bernie Baldwin, editor, Low-Fare & Regional Airlines/LARAnews.net