FAA staff cleared to join MRJ certification flights

ELLIS TAYLOR | March 27, 2019

FAA staff cleared to join MRJ certification flights
Mitsubishi Aircraft has received a letter of authorisation from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that clears its staff to fly on the MRJ regional jet during its certification flight test programme. The manufacturer says that FAA pilots have already conducted two familiarisation flights on the MRJ from its flight test base at Moses Lake, Washington. Testing for certification by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) commenced earlier this year, and the FAA authorisation is expected to expedite the planned FAA certification programme, says Mitsubishi Aircraft’s head of certification management office Andrew Telesca.

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