The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) completed its first flight Nov. 11, taking off from Nagoya Airport and flying for about 90 minutes before returning. Though the milestone flight occurred more than three years later than originally planned, it marked a major achievement for Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. and the Japanese manufacturing industry, which debuted a commercial aircraft for the first time since the NAMC YS-11 turboprop made its first flight in 1962. Production on the YS-11 ended in ...

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