The production of the first Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) has reached a major milestone with the mating of the fuselage and wings of the first flight test aircraft. The two major assemblies were brought together Tuesday at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ final assembly line at Nagoya. Assembly of the first aircraft—Japan’s first commercial passenger jet—began last October. The next stage in the process will be to mount the 70- 90-seat regional jet’s Pratt & ...

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