May 12, 2014
MRJ’s static strength test aircraft transferred to strength test station
The static strength test aircraft of Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) was transferred 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 strength test. The test will start this summer 2014, after preparations have been completed. 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 the static strength test and the other one for the fatigue test. The airframe tests are necessary for Type Certificate and Airworthiness Certificate acquisitions, and will be conducted in the presence of the Civil Aviation Bureau.