Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has started assembling the first Mitsubishi Regional Jet on April 5th, 2011.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries began riveting work on the frame structure surrounding the emergency escape hatch for crew in the cockpit roof of the first aircraft to be produced. Manufacturing of individual parts for the aircraft started last fall.
The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Japan’s first passenger jet, is scheduled for first flight next year. It will seat 70 to 90 passengers.