Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation plans to make the maiden flight of the 3rd and 4th test model of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ).
In a statement about the progress of the MRJ’s development, the company said it had carried out maiden voyages of the first two test models and it is planning the maiden voyages of the 3rd and 4th test models this summer. It said that if development continues at this pace, it will soon have 4 test models.
After its first successful maiden voyage on November 11, 2015, the 2nd MRJ test model made its first flight on May 31. It carried out test flights with two systems in June. The plan is to carry out a real test flight at the end of July with the aim of releasing the MRJ in the United States.
(Translated by Greg Scott)