I had a quick chat with Trans States VP of scheduling Fred Oxley after the big announcement today the company signed on as the second customer for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet.
It's a huge boost for Mitsubishi to get a foothold in the key North Amrerican market. And Oxley is pretty confident in Mitsubishi's ability to support the aircraft.
St. Louis based Trans States is also making by bold move by choosing the MRJ over product offerings from Bombardier and Embraer. The companies subsidiaries fly aircraft built by both manufacturers.
One the aircraft's attributes cited by Oxley was the MRJ's interior. Mitsubishi has dedicated a signfiicant amount of attention and effort early on to refine the cabin. I had the chance to tour the mockup at this year's RAA show and chat with company executives about the interior...