Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, which officially announced the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of aircraft on June 13, will showcase the cabin interior of SpaceJet M100, a new aircraft, at the Paris Air Show, from June 17-20.
The SpaceJet product family includes the SpaceJet M90, which was previously known by the developmental designation of MRJ90, and the SpaceJet M100. Formal launch of the SpaceJet M100 program is expected later this year.
“The Mitsubishi SpaceJet family represents our plan to redefine the business of regional air travel,” said Hisakazu Mizutani, President, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. “This is a commercial segment where we see great opportunity. As we prepare for entry-into-service for the SpaceJet M90, we are also announcing the SpaceJet M100 – the result of our research and development during the past few years and the answer to the regional market’s current and future needs.”
According to the company, the SpaceJet M100 is perfectly matched to the United States and global markets alike. In the U.S. market, the aircraft is optimized to be scope clause compliant in the 65-76 seat, three-class cabin configuration. It can also be flexibly configured for other global market needs up to 88 seats single class, with industry leading operating economics throughout the full range of configurations.
In preparation to deliver the SpaceJet M90 in 2020, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has worked closely with governmental partners to establish a certification system for Japan and has begun type certification flight testing in Moses Lake, Washington, U.S. with both the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In May this year, the company opened a new U.S. headquarters in Renton, Washington.