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Mitsubishi Wins SkyWest Jet Sale in Blow to Bombardier

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. won an agreement to sell 100 regional planes to U.S. commuter carrier SkyWest Inc. in an endorsement of Japan’s first passenger jet at the expense of Canada’s Bombardier Inc.

Deliveries of the planes, which have as many as 90 seats, will start in 2017 under the accord announced yesterday at the Farnborough air show outside London. SkyWest’s commitment, valued at $4.2 billion at list prices, pushed Mitsubishi’s orders and commitments for the jet to 230.