Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

September 4, 2008 - 9:56am

Mitsubishi Aircraft has signed a support contract with Boeing under which the Chicago-based company will serve as a consultant on the 70- to 90-seat Mitsubishi Regional Jet, the Japanese company said today.

Under the terms of the contract, Boeing will help with marketing, development and aftermarket activities for the pair of new regional jets, the first of which the companies expect to reach the market in 2013. 

June 30, 2008 - 11:42am

Several steps to add to the support structure for MU-2 operators were announced at NBAA 2002 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America’s aircraft products support division. These include appointment of Aero Air of Hillsboro, Ore., as an authorized Mitsubishi MU-2 service center, and Turbine Aircraft Components (TAC) of Addison, Texas, as exclusive distributor for a number of aircraft overhaul components.

March 27, 2008 - 9:27am

Japan’s All Nippon Airways today placed a launch order for 15 Mitsubishi Regional Jets. The order, which accompanies options for another 10 airplanes, follows a month and a half of deliberations by ANA’s new aircraft selection committee, which reported its findings to the ANA board. According to the airline, it based its decision on safety, overall economy, operational and environmental performance and passenger comfort.

February 18, 2008 - 10:50pm

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has confirmed its interest in the proposed Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) for its planned fleet expansion. “Indeed, we are considering the MRJ, but we are also looking at similar products from Bombardier and Embraer,” said a spokesman for ANA, Japan’s second-largest carrier.

November 28, 2007 - 8:25am

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries yesterday said it will establish a wholly owned subsidiary to produce commercial aircraft components in Hanoi, Vietnam. Plans call for the new division, dubbed MHI Aerospace Vietnam Co., Ltd. (MHIVA), to begin assembling metal aircraft components by the spring of 2009, starting with flaps for the Boeing 737.

October 9, 2007 - 9:42am

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries today announced that its board has issued authority to offer the proposed MRJ family of regional jets for sale to potential customers. It also revealed for the first time its decision to use an engine under development by Pratt & Whitney known as the Geared Turbofan and that it has entered discussions about collaboration with Boeing on the project.

October 9, 2006 - 10:28am

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has decided to establish a special-purpose company dedicated to attracting the estimated $1 billion it needs to market a proposed pair of 70- and 90-seat regional jets, according to Japanese media reports. The enterprise would seek backing from banks, investment companies and up to 30 percent of the required financing from public sources; however, government officials have said they have promised nothing so far.

September 18, 2006 - 10:30am

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA), the Addison, Texas-based subsidiary of the Japanese company that built the MU-2 turboprop twin, has acquired Intercontinental Jet of Tulsa, Okla. The company provides support for about 50 percent of the 400-strong MU-2 fleet. The acquisition will not change the status of Turbine Aircraft Services, according to MHIA.