The static strength test aircraft of Mitsubishi
Regional Jet (MRJ) was transferred on Wednesday from the
final-assembly factory (Komaki South Plant of MHI's Nagoya
Aerospace Systems Works located in Aichi Prefecture) to the
strength test station to start preparations for the static
The static strength test is one of the airframe
tests to inspect that the aircraft meets safety standards in
strength. Two test aircraft are required for airframe tests
.One is for static strength test. The other one is for fatigue
test. This time the former was transferred.
The airframe tests
are necessary for Type Certificate and Airworthiness
Certificate acquisitions, and will be conducted in the presence
of Civil Aviation Bureau.
The test will start this summer 2014, after
preparations have been completed.
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