Posted on: 28 August 2014 by Mark Howells
Japan Airlines (JAL) has revealed that the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) is to become the core aircraft on JAL’s regional routes.
JAL has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation to order 32 MRJs. The new aircraft, which will see delivery from 2021, will be operated on domestic routes by JAL’s regional airline subsidiary, J-AIR.
Equipped with a newly-developed Pratt & Whitney PurePower engine, it’s hoped the MRJ will achieve lower operating costs than current regional jets.
JAL has expressed its intent to provide comprehensive support to the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation for the launch of the MRJ.