This story is part of AIN 's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation. On Friday, the Japanese group announced the move as part of a revised medium-term business plan, saying it will continue some work on type certification documentation with a view to possibly resuming the program at some point in the future. Earlier this year, Mitsubishi Aircraft halted plans to conduct flight testing of the seat M90 twinjet in Moses Lake, Washington, and also shelved development work on the seat M In the October 30 announcement, the company did not give a revised target date for completing M90 certification, which has already fallen behind multiple times since the launch of the program in The most recent target date was mid
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has confirmed that its SpaceJet nee MRJ project has been put on hold indefinitely given changes in the market environment as a result of COVID as well as a protracted certification process. According to the Nikkei, when questioned on the SpaceJet's revised delivery date, which has been postponed six times, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries President Seiji Izumisawa said during an online press conference on October 30 that "a delivery time has not been set" and that it cannot foresee any date at present when the first M90 will be handed over to launch operator ANA - All Nippon Airways NH, Tokyo Haneda. In its Medium-Term Business Plan, which covers the three years ahead from FY to FY, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said that given the current development status and market conditions, it has had no choice but to temporarily pause the majority of SpaceJet activities, except for type certification documentation. Going forward, Mitsubishi said it will minimise its aerospace losses by focussing on its CRJ programme where a recovery in short-haul travel demand is expected to accelerate the recovery of Mitsubishi's CRJ and aero-engine businesses. Investment that would have gone to the SpaceJet will now be diverted to other priority growth areas such as energy transition, new mobility, and logistics. This article is only available for ch-aviation PRO subscribers.
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The company says it is keeping track of market conditions and will make small improvements to the programme as it assesses a potential restart date for the SpaceJet. There have been numerous delays with the programme over the years. MHI says it is shifting its investment focus away from the SpaceJet programme and into other growth areas: renewable energy and carbon capture technology, new mobility and logistics. This represents a
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