Japans first domestic jetliner was cancelled by the United States after 7 years of development delay

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 Japans first domestic jetliner was cancelled by the United States after 7 years of development delay


Spacejet in R & D Center

Overseas network, Nov. 1 - Mitsubishi aircraft company, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, announced on Nov. 31 that its first domestic jet regional jet spacejet, which is under development, has been cancelled a large number of orders again. Due to the slow progress of research and development, the first batch of aircraft originally planned to be delivered in mid-2020 will also be delayed for the sixth time.

President Quanze announced the cancellation of the order on October 31 (Asahi TV)

According to Kyodo News Agency on November 1, in 2018, China Eastern Airlines cancelled its order for spacejet. On October 31, Chuen Zeqing, President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, said that the US transstates holding company, which ordered 100 spacejets in 2011, also cancelled its order.

The reason for the cancellation is that Mitsubishis existing fuselage design conflicts with the number of seats for regional airliners stipulated by the United States. At present, there are only 307 orders for this model.

Spacejet is the first domestic jetliner developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries since 2008, formerly known as MRJ. Initially planned to be completed and delivered in 2013, but due to the slow progress of research and development, delivery has been delayed five times.

Mitsubishi introduced spacejet at the Paris air show in June

Mitsubishi aircraft once aimed to deliver in the middle of 2020, and planned to complete the latest test aircraft in June this year. But security confirmation will take time, and Quanze indicated that it is expected to be postponed to the beginning of next year.

Quanze also revealed that as a result, the delivery was delayed and compensation negotiations were under way with All Nippon Airways, which signed the order contract. (overseas network)

Source: editor in charge of overseas website: Li Chao, nb12814