MRJ FTA-2 returns to Moses Lake, test fleet remains grounded
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30 AUGUST, 2017 SOURCE: FLIGHT DASHBOARD BY: MAVIS TOH SINGAPORE
The Mitsubishi Aircraft MRJ regional jet prototype that suffered an engine flameout last week has returned to the manufacturer's test base at Moses Lake, after replacement of the troubled engine.
Mitsubishi, however, says that its test fleet remains grounded as investigations continue to determine the cause of the flameout. The aircraft is powered by the Pratt & Whitney PW1200G.
"We are making our best efforts to determine the cause as soon as we can," says the Japanese manufacturer,
Asked whether it expects the engine issue to impact the aircraft's test schedule, it adds: "Although we are currently investigating the details, we don't think it will affect the first delivery scheduled in mid-2020."
FTA-2's left engine had...