Mitsubishi: MRJ aircraft start the FAA certification process
More difficult process after the double disaster of the B-737 MAX
The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft is beginning the certification process in the United States by making its first flights to Moses Lake, in Washington State. A first step that will be necessary to allow the first aircraft developed in Japan to become operational, but the FAA certification (Federal Aviation Administration) may not be easy to obtain for two reasons. First of all there is the fact that Mitsubishi has encountered many difficulties in developing its regional transport aircraft; secondly, there is the fact that the procedures for certification and controls could be more stringent, as a result of the double disaster that involved the Boeing B-737 MAX.
Despite this, the Japanese company's expectations are to obtain the FAA green light in 2019, so as to be able to subject the MRJ to the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification process so that by the end of 2020 the aircraft will become fully operational.
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