Japan's Passenger Jet Takes to the Skies for First Flight

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  • MRJ is first Japan-made passenger plane since YS-11 in 1962
  • Jet competes with Canada's Bombardier and Brazil's Embraer

Japan's New Airliner Takes to the Skies for Maiden Flight

The first passenger plane developed in Japan in more than half a century made its debut flight Wednesday, a key step toward the country’s goal of competing globally as an aircraft manufacturer.

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