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Der Mitsubishi Regional Jet (kurz MRJ ; japanisch 国産初ジェット旅客機三菱リージョナルジェット kokusan hatsu jettoryokakuki mitsubishi rījonarujetto „Erstes inländisches Düsenverkehrsflugzeug Mitsubishi Regional Jet“) ist ein zweistrahliges Regionalverkehrsflugzeug für 70 bis 96 Passagiere des japanischen Flugzeugherstellers Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation , einem Gemeinschaftsunternehmen von Mitsubishi Heavy Industries , Toyota , Sumitomo und Mitsui . [4] [5] Der Mitsubishi Regional Jet steht in Konkurrenz zu den Embraer E-Jets , den Bombardier Canadair Regional Jets und dem Suchoi Superjet 100 .

Der Erstflug erfolgte am 11. November 2015 von 09:35 Uhr bis 11:02 Uhr (Ortszeit) durch den ersten Prototyp mit dem Kennzeichen JA21MJ und führte vom Flughafen Nagoya über die Ostküste Japans ein Stück über den Pazifik und anschließend wieder zurück zum Startflughafen. Bei dem anderthalbstündigen Flug befanden sich die beiden Piloten Yoshiyuki Yasumura und Kazuo Toda sowie drei Test-Ingenieure an Bord. Über 3,2 Millionen Zuschauer verfolgten Start und Landung live über das Internet. [9] [10]

Am 15. Oktober 2015 wurde mit dem Bau des ersten Serienflugzeuges begonnen, welches 2020 an All Nippon Airways ausgeliefert werden soll. [2]

A regional jet (RJ) is a class of short to medium-range turbofan powered regional airliners . These aircraft are widely used by commuter airlines such as SkyWest and American Eagle , among many others. The low rate of fuel consumption, which translates to low cost of operation, makes regional jets ideal for use as commuter aircraft or to connect lower traffic airports to large or medium hub airports. Regional jets are heavily used in the Essential Air Service program.

The term "regional jet" describes a range of short to medium-haul turbofan -powered aircraft, whose use throughout the world expanded after the advent of airline deregulation in the United States in 1978.

Regional jet airliners are not a new concept in aviation. Starting in the late 1960s Aeroflot , for example, used Yakolev Yak-40 regional sized mini- jet airliners , when its airline functioned as a state controlled national directive. In the West the smaller Aerospatiale Corvette was used as a regional airliner from the 1970s onwards. Several large business jets, such as the British Aerospace 125 and Dassault Falcon 20 were also operated by smaller airlines in the 1960s and 1970s.

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The Mitsubishi Regional Jet ( Japanese : 三菱リージョナルジェット ), or MRJ for short, is a twin-engine regional jet aircraft seating 70–90 passengers manufactured by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation , a partnership between majority owner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and minority owner Toyota Motor Corporation [5] with design assistance from Toyota affiliate Subaru Corporation , itself already an aerospace manufacturer. The MRJ will be the first airliner designed and produced in Japan since the NAMC YS-11 of the 1960s, which was produced at a loss. [6] [7]

The first flight of the MRJ was in November 2015. [8] After several delays, deliveries are now scheduled to start by mid-2020. [1]

In 2003 the Japanese government started a five-year, ¥50 billion ($420 million) research program to study an indigenous regional jet for 30 to 90 passengers, led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). [9] In 2004 MHI was focused on a 2m high by 2.8m-wide, four-seat abreast cabin , seating 30 to 50 passengers, and was hoping to fly a prototype in 2007 and deliver the first aircraft in 2010. [10] In 2005 it switched to a larger 70-90 seat category. [11]

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