Mitsubishi Aircraft is set to announce a second delay to the Mitsubishi Regional Jet schedule amid undisclosed development difficulties, easing pressure on Embraer to move quickly in upgrading the rival E-Jets. Manufacturing of parts for the first MRJ prototype will begin this month or next, says Hitoshi Iwasa, vice president for sales and marketing. On the current schedule, set in 2009, that prototype is supposed to fly in the second quarter of this year—which is clearly not possible ...

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