Japan’s First Home-Made Jet Back in Hangar After Aborted Tests

  • Mitsubishi planes being checked again for airconditioner snag
  • MRJ, beset by delays, seeks to challenge Embraer, Bombardier

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) following its first flight at Nagoya Airport in November 2015.

Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

After two aborted test flights in as many days following a faulty air-conditioning system, Japan’s first locally built passenger jet was back for checks and fixes amid delays to a program aimed at challenging the dominance of Brazil’s Embraer SA and Canada’s Bombardier Inc.

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