Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

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The first Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) prototype at Nagoya Airfield in Komaki (2015)

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (三菱航空機株式会社, Mitsubishi Kōkūki Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese company dedicated to the development, production, sales and support of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet passenger airliners. The manufacturing of the aircraft is carried out by parent company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).[1]

MAC was established on April 1, 2008. MHI controls the company with a 64% shareholding. Toyota Motor Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation each own 10% shares; other shareholders include Sumitomo Corporation and Mitsui & Co.[1]

MAC is headquartered at Nagoya Airfield in Komaki in Aichi Prefecture, adjacent to the MRJ production facilities.[2] It has branch offices in Nagoya and Tokyo which are co-located with MHI offices. MAC has overseas subsidiaries based in Amsterdam and in Plano, Texas.[1]

CEO Teruaki Kawai has indicated that the company will not produce aircraft larger than the MRJ, as MHI is a major supplier to Boeing (including manufacturing wings for the Boeing 787), and the group generally lacks the capability to compete with Airbus and Boeing.[3]

After Bombardier divested its CSeries and Dash 8 programs, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, could acquire the CRJ700 series program.[4] The deal could be announced at the June 2019 Paris air show.[5]



  1. ^ a b c "Company Profile". Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  2. ^ Kohase, Yusuke (5 January 2015). "三菱航空機、名古屋空港に本社移転 小牧南工場に隣接". Aviation Wire. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Q&A: Mitsubishi Aircraft CEO on Japan's New Jet". Wall Street Journal Japan Real Time. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  4. ^ Jon Ostrower (June 4, 2019). "Mitsubishi in advanced negotiations to acquire Bombardier's CRJ program". The Air Current.
  5. ^ Max Kingsley Jones (5 June 2019). "Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme". Flightglobal.

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