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Mitsubishi Opens Seattle Engineering Arm to Accelerate MRJ Flight Testing

By Juliet Van Wagenen | August 5, 2015
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Mitsubishi Regional Jet
Mitsubishi Regional Jet. Photo: Mitsubishi

[Avionics Today 08-05-2015] Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation opened and started full operations of the Seattle Engineering Center (SEC) in Seattle, Wash., which aims to assist with certification activities for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft. The opening of a development center in Seattle enables Mitsubishi Aircraft to tap professional expertise on aircraft development.

SEC will work with Aerospace Testing Engineering & Certification (AeroTEC) to accelerate the MRJ’s conformity activities and provide prompt support for flight tests in the United States that are scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2016 at the Grant County International Airport at Moses Lake in Washington.

SEC will be operated with approximately 150 members, including about 100 engineers recruited mainly in Seattle and about 50 engineers from Japan.

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