Japan’s Passenger Jet Takes to the Skies for First Flight
Date: Nov 10, 2015
Source: Bloomberg by Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.’s new jet took off on its debut flight from Nagoya airport in central Japan, half a century after the country last introduced a new passenger plane.
The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, which can seat as many as 92 passengers, took off at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday with two pilots. A round of applause rang out when the plane landed back in Nagoya at 11:02 a.m. after a flight that took it over Japan’s Pacific coast.
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