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FARNBOROUGH: Mitsubishi readies MRJ90 for demo-flight debut

Mitsubishi Aircraft has brought its third MRJ90 test aircraft to the Farnborough air show, where the type is to make its flying display debut on 16 July.

Painted in an All Nippon Airways livery, FTA-3 (JA23MJ) took off from the MRJ flight centre in Moses Lake, in the US state of Washington, at 05:53 local time on 9 July and landed at Farnborough at 19:19 local time the day after, Mitsubishi tells FlightGlobal.

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En route from Moses Lake to Farnborough, FTA-3 stopped at Bangor in the US state of Maine and at Keflavík airport, which serves Iceland's capital, Reykjavik.

In June 2017, the MRJ90 made its show debut at Paris, where FTA-3 appeared on static display after flying in from Moses Lake.

Mitsubishi is seeking to bring the MRJ90 into service with launch operator ANA in 2020.

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