Risk areas such as weight extremes, center-of-gravity positions, buffet boundaries and stall performance have all been addressed through the ongoing Mitsubishi Aircraft MRJ flight-test program. Four MRJs are flying in the US, all at Moses Lake, Washington. They have been built to the design of the MRJ90 version, which is intended to seat 88 passengers in an all-economy configuration. A fifth MRJ90 is completed, but has so far been used only for ground tests at the program’s base at ...

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