Mitsubishi Regional Jets's Flight Test Aircraft -2 Completes Ferry Flight to the U.S.
Mitsubishi: The 2nd flight test aircraft (FTA-2) of the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet) took off from Nagoya Airfield at 9:20 am on December 14 (JST),
and arrived at Grant County International Airport in Washington, the U.S. at 9:30 am on December 20 (JST) (4:30 pm on December 19 in local time),
via Guam International Airport, Majuro International Airport in Republic of the Marshall Islands, Honolulu International Airport and San Jose International Airport.
The total flight distance and time were approximately 14,000 km, and 20 hours and 10 minutes respectively.
The new passenger jet being developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation started flight tests in the U.S. on October 18, 2016.
A total of 2,500 hours of flight tests are required for the MRJ to obtain safety certification. The company plans to conduct most of the flights in the United States, as Grant County is known for sunny days throughout the year.