Mitsubishi Aircraft signs Heath Tecna as MRJ supplier

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Mitsubishi Aircraft has signed up US firm Heath Tecna as a supplier for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet.

Heath Tecna will supply: emergency escape slides, lavatories, waste and water systems, galley units as well as interior linings for the passenger cabin, cargo compartment and flight deck, says Mitsubishi Aircraft.

This deal helps address "environmental imperatives and meets the demands of airlines and passengers", says Mitsubishi Aircraft president Hideo Egawa.

Heath Tecna joins a long-list of suppliers to the Mitsubishi Regional Jet programme. These include: Pratt & Whitney for engines; Parker Aerospace hydraulics; Hamilton Sundstrand electrical power, air management and auxiliary power units; and Rockwell Collins avionics and flight control computers.