Mitsubishi Aircraft signs agreement to provide 100 Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft to SkyWest

FARNBOROUGH, England, 12 July 2012. SkyWest Inc. in St. George, Utah, which operates U.S. regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, agreed in principle Wednesday to acquire 100 Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. in Tokyo.

Mitsubishi made the announcement Wednesday at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, England. The aircraft manufacturer is scheduled to deliver MRJ regional jet aircraft to SkyWest between 2017 and 2020.

The MRJ, which will come in two versions, will seat 70 to 90 passengers, fly at speeds to 563 miles per hour, with a maximum range of 820 to 1,820 nautical miles. Production is to begin this year, with first flight scheduled for 2013, and first deliveries in 2015. The MRJ aircraft has state-of-the-art aerodynamics and Pratt & Whitney PurePower engine for reduced fuel consumption, noise, and emissions.

MRJ has received 130 aircraft orders so far. In addition to SkyWest, airline orders are 25 (15 firm and 10 options) from All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd.; 100 (50 firm and 50 options) from Trans States Holdings; and five firm orders from ANI Group Holdings.

SkyWest Inc. is the holding company for SkyWest Airlines in St. George, Utah, and ExpressJet Airlines in Atlanta. SkyWest Airlines operates as United Express and Delta Connection carriers. SkyWest Airlines also operates as US Airways Express, and operates flights for Alaska Airlines. ExpressJet Airlines operates as United Express and Delta Connection.

SkyWest serves markets in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean with about 4,200 daily departures and a fleet of about 725 regional aircraft.

For more information contact Mitsubishi Aircraft online at www.mrj-japan.com, SkyWest at www.skywest.com, or the Farnborough International Airshow at www.farnborough.com. Also follow Military & Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Intelligence daily Farnborough show coverage online at www.militaryaerospace.com/farnborough-report.

Follow Military & Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Intelligence news updates on Twitter


Military & Aerospace Photos

Most Popular Articles

Wire News provided by   

Press Releases

One Component, Snap Cure Epoxy Features High Strength Properties

Suitable for a variety of applications in the electronic, aerospace and OEM industries, Master Bond EP3SP5F...

One Part Epoxy Resists up to 500°F and Meets NASA Low Outgassing Specifications

Master Bond Supreme 12AOHT-LO is a one component epoxy for a variety of bonding and sealing applications in...

Low Viscosity, One Part Cyanoacrylate Is Non-Toxic and Meets ISO 10993-5 Specifications

Master Bond MB250NT is widely used for a variety of applications ranging from repair to high speed producti...

Thermally Conductive, Two Component Epoxy Passes USP Class VI Tests and ISO 10993-5 Specifications

With biocompatibility and cytotoxicity certifications, Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med is often selected for bond...

CURTISS-WRIGHT CONGRATULATES NORTHROP GRUMMAN ON SUCCESSFUL FIRST FLIGHT OF SECOND MQ-4C TRITON UAS

Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s Defense Solutions division applauds Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) o...

Curtiss-Wright’s New Rugged Mobile IP Router Subsystem Features an Integrated Cisco® 5915 ESR Router

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, a Cisco® Systems Solution T...

VICTORY Shared Processing, Fire Control Computer, and Switch for Ground Vehicles Introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced a new fully i...

GE Announces First Sub-Credit Card-Sized Multi-Function High Definition (HD) Video Tracker

HUNTSVILLE, AL.— OCTOBER 13, 2014—GE’s Intelligent Platforms business today announced at AUSA (October 13-...

Webcasts

Meeting the Gen3 backplane challenge with OpenVPX and COTS

Tight Pentagon budgets mean military systems must stay in the field for longer than ever before. This doesn't mean obsolete technology, however. Today's military electronics are being upgraded constantly, an...
Sponsored by:

Design Strategy Considerations for DO-178C Certified Multi-core Systems

Join Wind River to learn how system architecture and design choices can minimize your DO-178C certification challenges.

Sponsored by:

Flying, Sailing or Driving - The Rugged, Embedded Intel-based Server that goes where you need it!Flying Sailing or Driving

Leveraging the power of server-class processors is no longer relegated to the confines of data centers. Through several innovations, Mercury Systems has ruggedized Intel’s server-class chips for deployment. ...
Sponsored by:

All Access Sponsors


Mil & Aero Magazine

April 2015
Volume 26, Issue 4
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Cyber Security

Monthly newsletter covering cyber warfare, cyber security, information warfare, and information security technologies, products, contracts, and procurement opportunities
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Electronic Warfare

Quarterly newsletter covering technologies and applications in electronic warfare, cyber warfare, optical warfare, and spectrum warfare.
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE