Mitsubishi Aircraft is on track to have first flight of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet next year. The aircraft-maker’s VP of sales and marketing, Hitoshi Iwasa, says manufacture of sub-assemblies started in April and that final assembly of the first aircraft will commence “probably at the end of this year or beginning of next year”. This will give the company enough time for first roll-out and first flight in 2012 as planned, he adds. Iwasa also says there have been instances with other ...

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