Gallery: MRJ90 takes off on first US test flightLinda Blachly
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has started MRJ90 flight testing in the US. The Japanese manufacturer, which plans to bring four of five MRJ flight test aircraft to the US, said its first flight test aircraft (FTA-1) took off at 1:20 p.m. local time Oct. 17 from Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, where its US flight test program is based. The aircraft flew for 3 hr. 18 min. before returning to the airport.