Mitsubishi Revamps Its Regional Jet As It Aims for a U.S. Market Breakthrough - It's Meeting The US Scope Clause!
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June 13, 2019 - by Dominic Gates for seattletimes.com
While the first variant of Mitsubishi's new regional jet is currently being flight tested at Moses Lake in Central Washington, the Japanese industrial giant announced Thursday a smaller, reconfigured and rebranded model designed to hit a sweet spot for U.S. airlines.
Goodbye to the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) and hello to the SpaceJet, a name intended to convey to passengers that its spacious cabin offers as much room and comfort as any mainline jet. A mock-up of the proposed new interior will be on display next week at the Paris Air Show.
More significant than the new name, Mitsubishi has stretched the fuselage of this second member of its regional jet (RJ) family to provide the maximum passenger capacity allowed within U.S. restrictions on RJs. That transforms a jet that wasn't selling into one that's the ideal size for U.S. airlines.
Mitsubishi is seizing the moment by...