I am so proud of one car company right now; Mitsubishi because their logo is now proudly emblazoned on a brand-new commercial jetliner, the new MRJ, short for Mitsubishi Regional Jet.
Yes, some other car makers also have a historical association with the skies either as an engine supplier or maker of a full aeroplane but in this our generation, Mitsubishi has designed and built the first commercial aeroplane to compete with other big-time players. Designed and built in Japan, whoa.
|Mitsubishi Regional Jet. Image courtesy of CNN
The plane, a twin-engine regional jet that can seat between 70 and 90 passengers made it’s first flight from Nagoya airport today and successfully flew around the Pacific Coast during a 1.5 hour flight.
According to information available from their website, it exceeded their expectaions in terms of operational performance.
|M.R.J. Image courtesy of Gizmodo.|
Further flight tests are to be conducted while the first deliveries are scheduled for the second quarter of 2017.
I hope we get it here in Nigeria, just kidding.