WASHINGTON—Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. (MITAC) and engineering partner Triumph Group have identified design changes that should allow them to exceed weight-savings targets established to morph the MRJ70 into a fully U.S. scope clause-compliant, 76-seat-dual-class regional jet (RJ). Triumph’s structural optimization efforts focus on three areas of the recently renamed M100 SpaceJet: the wing, aft fuselage, and empennage. The company’s assignment: remove 15% of the combined ...

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