04/10/2017 – News / Mitsubishi / Museum / Japan / Aviation / Aerospace
New Mitsubishi museum to provide a glimpse into the progress of Japan’s first passenger jet
On 30th November, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will hold the grand opening of its MRJ Museum – an exhibition venue dedicated to the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet), Japan's first passenger jet currently under development.
The new museum will be located within MRJ's Final Assembly Hangar at MHI's Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works (at Nagoya airport, Aichi) – the core base for the new aircraft's development and manufacture. From 30th November, the MRJ Museum will be made accessible to the general public, offering visitors the opportunity to experience the cutting-edge technologies being incorporated into the MRJ. All visitors will be required to make reservations in advance, with bookings to be accepted starting in late-October on the following website: http://www.mhi.co.jp/mrjmuseum/en/
Upon entry into service, the MRJ will be Japan's first homegrown airliner in more than five decades. With an expected 70-90 passenger capacity and 2,300 mile (over 3,700km) range, the MRJ will be a new competitor in a regional jet market currently dominated globally by Bombardier and Embraer.
Earlier this year, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MAC) – the company dedicated to the development, production, sales and support of the new aircraft brand – announced that delivery of the first production MRJ would be in mid-2020.
Future updates on the progress of MRJ can be found here: http://progress.flythemrj.com
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