Posted on: 15 September 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MJET) says it has entered the production drawing phase for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) and continues to proceed with the manufacturing process.
Since finalising the MRJ configuration in September 2009, MJET has been working on the design review targeted for completion by the end of summer 2010.
In the manufacturing process, MJET is responsible for design integration, while production of components will be carried out by respective partners. MJET’s partners have already been designated, while Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is responsible for fabricating the fuselage, wing, empennage, and aircraft final assembly.
Development of the MRJ programme continues to progress on schedule, with first flight scheduled for 2Q 2012, and first delivery in 1Q 2014.