The Japanese airframer does have something to prove since its order book has not grown since late 2012, when it finalised the SkyWest Airlines deal for 100 MRJ90s. Another cloud is its failure thus far to gain flag carrier Japan Airlines (JAL) as customer. Though All Nippon Airways (ANA) has signed up for the MRJ, a JAL order would be a huge endorsement for the indigenous aircraft.
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