Airlines considering ordering the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) are waiting until after the aircraft’s planned first flight later this year before making a purchase decision, according to Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. president Hiromichi Morimoto. Briefing media at the Paris Air Show, Morimoto was questioned about why MRJ firm orders have stalled at just 223 aircraft. “Our aircraft has not flown yet,” he said. “During the show and beforehand, I have been in talks with ...

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