Notice on MRJ’s Ferry Flight Abort

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Nagoya, August 30, 2016 - The flight tests of the first test aircraft of the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet) carried out on August 27 and 28 were aborted when anomalies were detected in the signals generated by sensors monitoring air management systems.

Two air management systems, left and right, are installed in the aircraft, and in these events, a malfunction was detected in sensors monitoring the air management systems on the left side.

The air management systems operated properly during the flights, however, considering that the long flights are to the United States, the decision was made to take all possible measures to fly the MRJ in a perfect condition.

We will work with related parties to promptly move forward with the ferry flight, after completing the inspection and necessary measures.