Lighter Than Air

Kelly, Tim
December 2007
Forbes Asia;12/10/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 21, p42
The article talks about the Mitsubishi Regional Jet as the Japanese aircraft industry's attempt to tap the commercial aircraft market. To global jet-builder Boeing the regional aircraft may prove a stalwart ally as other makers encroach on the Boeing-Airbus duopoly that for more than a decade has divvied up the big-aircraft market. The Japanese jet mimics Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, the first carbon-composite commercial aircraft. Mitsubishi Heavy, which is building the wings for the American jet, makes no secret of its attempt to emulate its U.S. partner.


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