Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.’s first MRJ90 test aircraft has arrived at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, where it will build hours toward type certification. The aircraft, FTA-1, took off from Nagoya in Japan at 1328 (JST) Sept. 26 and arrived at Grant County at 0944 (JST) Sept. 29, or 1744 local time on Sept. 28. The ferry flight was expected to take at least four days.
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