TOKYO—Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is not dropping its idea to consolidate Japan’s aircraft industry. The company said it is also undertaking independent initiatives to keep ahead of competitors in the aircraft business. For metal fabrication, the part of the business most exposed to low-wage competition, the company is increasing automation, said Chairman Hideaki Omiya. In composites, MHI wants to build more complex parts. MHI told the Ministry of Economy, Trade and ...

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