First GTF engine produced in Japan completes maiden flight

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, an MHI Group company, has completed its maiden flight with the first Pratt & Whitney GTF™ PW1200G engine, assembled in Japan. The flight was completed in the United States at the company’s Flight Test Center in Moses Lake, WA, and was performed by the company’s Flight Test Aircraft 1 (FTA1).

With the success of this flight, Mitsubishi Aircraft and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines, (MHIAEL) marked an important milestone for the development of the commercial aviation business in Japan.

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