Tag Archives: Japan

Mitsubishi MRJ Jet Unveiled

The Mitsubishi MRJ passenger jet was unveiled on October 18, 2014 in Komaki, Japan near Nagoya. It is the country’s first passenger jet to be made in Japan in nearly four decades, with an eye for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to … Continue reading

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British Aviation Pioneer Spied For Japan

Aside from motive and sex, this British spy story has everything you would expect: money, politics… hmm, I also expect car chases and shoot-outs, but no such luck. This is the story of Master William Francis Forbes-Sempill (later named the … Continue reading

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Zero No More – Mitsubishi Back In The Air

Matthew sent me a NY Times link to a great story on Mitsubishi building a new commercial passenger jet, which will, the article state, bring Japan back into the air as a manufacturer of aircraft. After World War II, Japan’s … Continue reading

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Dream Or Reality? Boeing Says 787 Will Fly In Weeks

Depending on one’s point of view, it’s a ‘good news – bad news’ announcement from Boeing stating that rather than months, it will be weeks until the 787 Dreamliner will take-off again. After a series of almost comical if it … Continue reading

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Japanese Lithium-Ion Battery At Heart of Boeing’s 787 Problems

Boeing has been having issues with its new 787 Dreamliner passenger jet lately – most of which can be shrugged off as birthing pains for the plane – but a recent battery fire aboard a jet has fueled overall concern—especially … Continue reading

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