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Japan's aeronautics industry taking major step into the future

The new Mitsubishi Regional Jet targets the potentially big market for short to medium-haul jets

If the Mitsubishi Regional Jet passes flight tests and wins international certification in the US, it will further Mr Abe's ambition to see Japan cement its role as a leader in high-tech heavy industries.


BY the end of this month, a gleaming new Japanese jetliner is scheduled to fly to the US using a flight plan that takes it from the relatively small Nagoya Airport in Japan's Aichi prefecture to the also little-known Grant County International airport in Washington State - with...

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