Mitsubishi Aircraft opens new US headquarters in Washington

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood May 13, 2019 16:03

Mitsubishi Aircraft opens new US headquarters in Washington

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has opened its new US headquarters in Renton, Washington.

The office employs members of a global team, primarily focused on finalising the development of the company’s regional jet program, including engineering, sales, marketing and customer support. It will also play a key role in future product development, the company says.

“We are proud to announce this latest investment in our growing global organisation, particularly given the importance of the North American regional aircraft market,” said Hisakazu Mizutani, president of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. “This is an exciting time for our company. We’ve built a strong team to deliver our aircraft to market and are preparing for the next phase for our company.”

In a statement, Alex Bellamy, chief development officer, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, said: “Demand in the North American regional segment is expected to grow beyond the more than 1,800 aircraft currently in service.

“We view the North American market as a driver of our growth, and it is strategically important for us to be close to our customers and support that market demand. Today’s announcement reiterates our commitment to and optimism about this market moving forward.”

The team is currently conducting certification flight tests from its Flight Test Center at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington State.

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America will continue conducting certification flight tests in Washington as the program progresses toward type certification and 2020 first delivery to launch customer ANA.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood May 13, 2019 16:03