Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has started
full-scale testing of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) as it
works toward the first flight scheduled for the second quarter of
The company performed the first engine run for the
starboard side engine of MRJ’s first flight test aircraft at the
apron of Nagoya Airport (Nishikasugai-gun, Aichi Prefecture) on
Tuesday, 13 January 2015.
The first engine run verified the
aircraft’s various systems including hydraulic, fuel, air
conditioning, electric systems as well as the power system.
The company also performed the wing up-bending
test on the static strength test aircraft at the strength test
station adjacent to Komaki South Plant of MHI's Nagoya Aerospace
Systems Works (Nishikasugai-gun, Aichi Prefecture) on 25 December
The static strength test is one of the airframe tests
to inspect whether the aircraft meets safety standards in
strength. During the testing, the maximum load that the aircraft
is expected to experience while flying was applied to the wing
of the static strength test aircraft, which was calculated from
simulation of all flight conditions. The wing up-bending test
produced the anticipated results.
Upcoming tests, ahead of the first flight,
tests and engineering tests.
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