The next chapter in Japanese aviation history being written
The excellence of Japanese aerospace technology is widely recognized, yet original airliner development has taken a back seat since the YS-11 turboprop airliner flew for the first time in 1962. A revival of the Japanese commercial aviation industry has long been the dream of many. The 50-year wait is over. With the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation’s MRJ project, the enduring dream comes true. The MHI Group has established a dominant presence in the aerospace industry, and the new regional jet represents the crystallization of its technological know-how and leadership. The MRJ applies cutting-edge aerodynamics, Pratt & Whitney’s revolutionary PurePower® PW1200G engine and other features to cut fuel consumption by more than 20 percent over current designs. While lower operating costs boost airline competitiveness and profitability, the MRJ also stresses convenience by expanding routes. In addition, better fuel efficiency mitigates environmental factors. And the MRJ seeks, through its welcoming cabin arrangement, wide aisle, and comfortable seats, to reverse the common conception that equates smaller jets with passenger discomfort.
"The MRJ, proudly made in Japan," exudes both aesthetic and functional beauty, holding the essence of MHI’s passion, earnestness and strength in organizing participating global companies and technologies for the benefit of passengers and customers.