[Avionics Today 10-20-2014] Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries held a rollout ceremony unveiling their next generation Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). The two companies expect to perform the MRJ's first flight between April and June of 2015.
The $42 million regional jet, with just under 100 seats is Japan's first commercially manufactured jet in over 50 years.
"This has been a long-held dream of ours, and one that all of Japan has waited for," said Hideaki Omiya, chairman of Mitsubishi Heavy.
The first MRJ is scheduled to be delivered to All Nippon Airways (ANA) in 2017.