MRJ to be showcased at Paris Air Show
NHK -- Jun 19
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, or MHI, will exhibit its jet plane at the International Paris Air Show, one of the world's major aviation events.

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, or MRJ, is the first passenger aircraft that Japan has domestically produced in about half a century. Airlines in Japan, the United States, and other countries have already placed orders for 477 of the MRJs.

But MHI said in January that it would postpone the delivery of the planes until the mid-2020s. This was the 5th delay, and it stemmed from the need to redesign key pieces of equipment.

The company showcased the MRJ to reporters on Sunday, one day before the plane is due to be displayed at the air show for the first time.

The showcased jet has been used in test flights in the US. Its exterior has the distinct All Nippon Airways design. That airline will receive the first mass-produced MRJ.

三菱航空機(愛知県豊山町)は18日、国産初のジェット旅客機MRJ(三菱リージョナルジェット)の試験機を、フランス・パリ近郊のルブルジェ空港で報道陣に披露した。19日に開幕する航空見本市「パリ国際航空ショー」で展示する。見本市でのMRJの実機公開は初めて。
News sources: NHK, Kyodo
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