Japan, UBEC sign $8m agreement on Oyo education

4月 15th, 2015 by admin

The Japanese Government and Universal Basic Education Commission on Tuesday signed an agreement for the construction of 30 primary school blocks in Oyo State valued at $8.5m

The project, which is being undertaken by the Japan International Cooperation System, falls under a special scheme called Japan’s Grant Aid for Community Empowerment 2014.

The Project Manager of JICS, Mr. Kazunori Ogaguchi, during the opening of bid for the project at the UBEC Headquarters in Abuja, said over 325 classrooms were expected to be delivered when the project would be completed.

According to him, similar project, which had earlier been constructed in Kano State that produced 490 classrooms, is part of Japan’s assistance to the Federal Government to boost access to basic education.

The bids ceremony witnessed two major companies – Best and Crompton Engineering Africa Ltd and Ciroco Nig.Ltd – presenting their tenders document for evaluation by a special committee.

Ogaguchi stated that the project also involved provision of safety and maintenance components after completion of the project

He said, “Our budget for the construction of these classrooms is $8.5m and its for a period of 12 months. We have undertaken a similar project in Kano State and Oyo State is the next phase, where we are going to do such project.

“The whole essence is to create accessibility to basic education through these projects and after construction, we will provide safety components such as providing safety training and maintenance for these buildings.”

The Project Coordinator, International Development Partner for UBEC, Mr. Iro Umar, said the commission is empowered by law to seek assistance for educational development.

According to him, the high number of out-of-school children in the country, particularly in the northern part of Nigeria, informed the assistance from JICS.

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Want to Learn Klingon? Duolingo’s Working on It

4月 11th, 2015 by admin

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Popular language tutorial app Duolingo has just added a new language. No, it’s not Japanese (as people have been clamoring over for some time). In fact, this language didn’t even exist 40 years ago.

Duolingo wants to teach you Klingon.

Yep, the language of the Klingons, which first appeared in 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, will soon be an option on the app. Lest you think this is a joke, do remember that Klingon isn’t a “fictional” language. Sure, it was spawned from a work of fiction – but it’s a real language created by linguist Marc Okrand.

“Klingon is the constructed language spoken by the fictional extraterrestrial Klingon species in the Star Trek universe. Created by Marc Okrand, the language itself is centered around spacecraft, warfare, and weaponry — but it also reflects the directness and sense of humor of the Klingon culture. For example, the closest word you can use to express ‘hello’ is ‘nuqneH,’ which actually means ‘What do you want?’. There are also plenty of insults, as it is considered an art form. The mastery of Klingon is extremely uncommon on Earth. Join the galactic elite and start learning this fascinating language,” says Duolingo.

According to the company, one user is creating the entire course.

On Thursday, Duolingo co-founder Luis von Ahn said the company had “started building a course to learn Klingon”, so the timeframe for the course’s release is uncertain. If you want to be notified when the Klingon course is ready, head here.

Are you excited to learn Klingon? Well, some people aren’t. Comments on reddit and Twitter show many are miffed about Duolingo’s decision to build a Klingon course before, oh let’s say, Japanese (or many other widely-spoken languages).

“Why Klingon, as opposed to another real-world language that you don’t already cover? Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s awesome and I’m not trying to harsh your groove, but I am curious what prompted this particular application of resources,” asks one commenter.

“This is fucking dumb. Put your effort into real languages. What next, Elvish? Where’s the Greek?” says another.

Can’t please everyone, it seems.

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Ninja Warrior UK 2015: Dates, Times, TV Info, Format and Preview

4月 10th, 2015 by admin

Ninja Warrior UK begins on Saturday in Manchester, a gruelling test of physical and mental strength, athleticism, speed and skill.

The gameshow, based on Japanese format Sasuke, has been a huge hit in the USA, and hits UK screens this weekend as the 250 contestants look to overcome a series of increasingly tough obstacles on a daunting course.

Some of the obstacles set to be on show for the intrepid participants—comprising a mixture of varying physical abilities—include the Log Grip, Curtain Slider, Quintuple Steps and the Warped Wall.

Television presenter Ben Shephard, The Saturdays’ Rochelle Humes and football pundit and Soccer Saturday favourite Chris Kamara will host proceedings, filmed at Manchester Central.

Here are all the necessary details ahead of Saturday’s opener.

 

Dates: Eight consecutive Saturdays, beginning April 11

Start Time: 7 p.m. BST

TV Info: ITV, available to stream on ITV Player

 

Preview and Format

Competitors from across the UK will compete as they bid to become a true Ninja Warrior, but as veterans of the show from the US and Japan will know, few, if any, will make it all the way.

Host Kamara pithily sums up the the challenge, with the initial 250 competitors set to be cut down to 40 at the initial heats stage, ahead of the semi-finals:

The final group of 250 was cut down from 6000 applicants who were all hoping to be crowned as Ninja Warrior UK, in its first series.

A physically gruelling challenge, only the most courageous, nimble, fast and fit of competitors can have any hope of making it even through the heats, which comprises six obstacles, including giant acrobatic rings and a Tarzan rope.

Ninja Warrior UK provides a taste of what’s in store:

Any of those who successfully complete the course in the opening heats will automatically advance to the semi-finals, with any remaining spots set to be filled by those who get the furthest and fastest in the heat stage.

The semi-finals will see two groups of 20 compete over nine obstacles for 10 final spots, course completion within a time limit required for automatic qualification.

Again, if all 10 spots are not filled, those who made it the furthest in the fastest time will fill up the final places.

The final will consist of three stages, each contestant required to complete the first such challenge—comprising nine obstacles—to reach stage two.


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Contestants who make it to the penultimate hurdle, must complete an eight-obstacle course inside the time limit to have the chance of taking on the climb of Mount Midoriyama.

Successful completion of the Mount Midoriyama inside a time limit will see the Ninja Warrior UK crowned, but it will not be easy, with only an elite few having triumphed in the history of the format.

A 70-foot free-standing rope climb will stand between those who make it to the finals stage, a tall order in itself, with victory a mere pipe dream.

Set to be a thrilling and entertaining contest, Ninja Warrior UK kicks of with gusto on Saturday, when 250 will no doubt be cut to many fewer in no time, given the challenges the contestants face.

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Test flight delay puts pressure on Japan's regional jet plan

4月 10th, 2015 by admin

By Tim Kelly

TOKYO (Reuters) – Mitsubishi Aircraft said on Friday it will delay the maiden test flight of Japan’s first commercial jet in half a century, squeezing further an already tight schedule to begin deliveries in two years.

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) will make its first flight by the end of October, the company said in a presentation. The Japanese company had planned to conduct the MRJ’s maiden flight before the end of June. ANA Holdings , it said, is still slated to get the first MRJ in June 2017, three years later than initially planned.

“We are still planning to deliver to ANA in the second quarter of 2017, so we don’t see the delayed test flight as having any serious impact,” Hiromichi Morimoto, president of Mitsubishi Aircraft, said at a press briefing in Nagoya in central Japan, close to the MRJ’s assembly plant.

Mitsubishi Aircraft did not specify the reason for the delay. It was “not the result of any major unexpected problem”, said the company’s vice president, Nobuo Kishi.

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries subsidiary that includes Toyota Motor Corp as an investor is building the $42-million regional jet, with just under 100 seats. It aims to supplant Canada’s Bombardier (BBDb.TO) as the world’s second biggest maker of 100-seat regional jets, behind Brazil’s Embraer (EMBR3.SA).

“The in-service date is still feasible; two years, or even 18 months is enough time, if there are no more significant delays,” said Richard Aboulafia, vice President of the Teal Group. “But the history of this programme shows a pattern of unexpected delays.”

Mitsubishi Aircraft has said it wants to sell more than 2,000 of its jets, a target aviation analysts view as ambitious.

Mitsubishi has so far won 223 firm orders from customers, including U.S. regional groups Trans States Holdings and SkyWest Inc (SKYW.O), and ANA’s local rival Japan Airlines Co .

Japan’s last attempt to build a successful commercial aircraft was in the 1960s, with a 64-seat turboprop dubbed the YS-11. Only 182 planes were built by a consortium that included Mitsubishi Heavy.

The MRJ’s biggest selling point, Mitsubishi says, is its ability to burn a fifth less fuel than aircraft of similar size, thanks to new-generation engines from Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp (UTX.N).

After the MRJ came into the picture, Embraer said it would upgrade its E-Jets with the same fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney engines under the name E2. These will be delivered from 2018 only a year after the delayed MRJ.

Mitsubishi has a better chance of displacing Bombardier, which is focusing on breaking into the market for 150-seat aircraft at the expense of its smaller CRJ regional jets.

(Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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Test flight delay puts pressure on Japan's regional jet plan

4月 10th, 2015 by admin

By Tim Kelly

TOKYO (Reuters) – Mitsubishi Aircraft said on Friday it will delay the maiden test flight of Japan’s first commercial jet in half a century, squeezing further an already tight schedule to begin deliveries in two years.

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) will make its first flight by the end of October, the company said in a presentation. The Japanese company had planned to conduct the MRJ’s maiden flight before the end of June. ANA Holdings , it said, is still slated to get the first MRJ in June 2017, three years later than initially planned.

“We are still planning to deliver to ANA in the second quarter of 2017, so we don’t see the delayed test flight as having any serious impact,” Hiromichi Morimoto, president of Mitsubishi Aircraft, said at a press briefing in Nagoya in central Japan, close to the MRJ’s assembly plant.

Mitsubishi Aircraft did not specify the reason for the delay. It was “not the result of any major unexpected problem”, said the company’s vice president, Nobuo Kishi.

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries subsidiary that includes Toyota Motor Corp as an investor is building the $42-million regional jet, with just under 100 seats. It aims to supplant Canada’s Bombardier (BBDb.TO) as the world’s second biggest maker of 100-seat regional jets, behind Brazil’s Embraer (EMBR3.SA).

“The in-service date is still feasible; two years, or even 18 months is enough time, if there are no more significant delays,” said Richard Aboulafia, vice President of the Teal Group. “But the history of this programme shows a pattern of unexpected delays.”

Mitsubishi Aircraft has said it wants to sell more than 2,000 of its jets, a target aviation analysts view as ambitious.

Mitsubishi has so far won 223 firm orders from customers, including U.S. regional groups Trans States Holdings and SkyWest Inc (SKYW.O), and ANA’s local rival Japan Airlines Co .

Japan’s last attempt to build a successful commercial aircraft was in the 1960s, with a 64-seat turboprop dubbed the YS-11. Only 182 planes were built by a consortium that included Mitsubishi Heavy.

The MRJ’s biggest selling point, Mitsubishi says, is its ability to burn a fifth less fuel than aircraft of similar size, thanks to new-generation engines from Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp (UTX.N).

After the MRJ came into the picture, Embraer said it would upgrade its E-Jets with the same fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney engines under the name E2. These will be delivered from 2018 only a year after the delayed MRJ.

Mitsubishi has a better chance of displacing Bombardier, which is focusing on breaking into the market for 150-seat aircraft at the expense of its smaller CRJ regional jets.

(Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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Test flight delay puts pressure on Japan's regional jet plan

4月 10th, 2015 by admin

By Tim Kelly

TOKYO (Reuters) – Mitsubishi Aircraft said on Friday it will delay the maiden test flight of Japan’s first commercial jet in half a century, squeezing further an already tight schedule to begin deliveries in two years.

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) will make its first flight by the end of October, the company said in a presentation. The Japanese company had planned to conduct the MRJ’s maiden flight before the end of June. ANA Holdings , it said, is still slated to get the first MRJ in June 2017, three years later than initially planned.

“We are still planning to deliver to ANA in the second quarter of 2017, so we don’t see the delayed test flight as having any serious impact,” Hiromichi Morimoto, president of Mitsubishi Aircraft, said at a press briefing in Nagoya in central Japan, close to the MRJ’s assembly plant.

Mitsubishi Aircraft did not specify the reason for the delay. It was “not the result of any major unexpected problem”, said the company’s vice president, Nobuo Kishi.

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries subsidiary that includes Toyota Motor Corp as an investor is building the $42-million regional jet, with just under 100 seats. It aims to supplant Canada’s Bombardier (BBDb.TO) as the world’s second biggest maker of 100-seat regional jets, behind Brazil’s Embraer (EMBR3.SA).

“The in-service date is still feasible; two years, or even 18 months is enough time, if there are no more significant delays,” said Richard Aboulafia, vice President of the Teal Group. “But the history of this programme shows a pattern of unexpected delays.”

Mitsubishi Aircraft has said it wants to sell more than 2,000 of its jets, a target aviation analysts view as ambitious.

Mitsubishi has so far won 223 firm orders from customers, including U.S. regional groups Trans States Holdings and SkyWest Inc (SKYW.O), and ANA’s local rival Japan Airlines Co .

Japan’s last attempt to build a successful commercial aircraft was in the 1960s, with a 64-seat turboprop dubbed the YS-11. Only 182 planes were built by a consortium that included Mitsubishi Heavy.

The MRJ’s biggest selling point, Mitsubishi says, is its ability to burn a fifth less fuel than aircraft of similar size, thanks to new-generation engines from Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp (UTX.N).

After the MRJ came into the picture, Embraer said it would upgrade its E-Jets with the same fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney engines under the name E2. These will be delivered from 2018 only a year after the delayed MRJ.

Mitsubishi has a better chance of displacing Bombardier, which is focusing on breaking into the market for 150-seat aircraft at the expense of its smaller CRJ regional jets.

(Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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Test flight delay puts pressure on Japan's regional jet plan

4月 10th, 2015 by admin

By Tim Kelly

TOKYO (Reuters) – Mitsubishi Aircraft said on Friday it will delay the maiden test flight of Japan’s first commercial jet in half a century, squeezing further an already tight schedule to begin deliveries in two years.

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) will make its first flight by the end of October, the company said in a presentation. The Japanese company had planned to conduct the MRJ’s maiden flight before the end of June. ANA Holdings , it said, is still slated to get the first MRJ in June 2017, three years later than initially planned.

“We are still planning to deliver to ANA in the second quarter of 2017, so we don’t see the delayed test flight as having any serious impact,” Hiromichi Morimoto, president of Mitsubishi Aircraft, said at a press briefing in Nagoya in central Japan, close to the MRJ’s assembly plant.

Mitsubishi Aircraft did not specify the reason for the delay. It was “not the result of any major unexpected problem”, said the company’s vice president, Nobuo Kishi.

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries subsidiary that includes Toyota Motor Corp as an investor is building the $42-million regional jet, with just under 100 seats. It aims to supplant Canada’s Bombardier (BBDb.TO) as the world’s second biggest maker of 100-seat regional jets, behind Brazil’s Embraer (EMBR3.SA).

“The in-service date is still feasible; two years, or even 18 months is enough time, if there are no more significant delays,” said Richard Aboulafia, vice President of the Teal Group. “But the history of this programme shows a pattern of unexpected delays.”

Mitsubishi Aircraft has said it wants to sell more than 2,000 of its jets, a target aviation analysts view as ambitious.

Mitsubishi has so far won 223 firm orders from customers, including U.S. regional groups Trans States Holdings and SkyWest Inc (SKYW.O), and ANA’s local rival Japan Airlines Co .

Japan’s last attempt to build a successful commercial aircraft was in the 1960s, with a 64-seat turboprop dubbed the YS-11. Only 182 planes were built by a consortium that included Mitsubishi Heavy.

The MRJ’s biggest selling point, Mitsubishi says, is its ability to burn a fifth less fuel than aircraft of similar size, thanks to new-generation engines from Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp (UTX.N).

After the MRJ came into the picture, Embraer said it would upgrade its E-Jets with the same fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney engines under the name E2. These will be delivered from 2018 only a year after the delayed MRJ.

Mitsubishi has a better chance of displacing Bombardier, which is focusing on breaking into the market for 150-seat aircraft at the expense of its smaller CRJ regional jets.

(Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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Test flight delay puts pressure on Japan's regional jet plan

4月 10th, 2015 by admin

By Tim Kelly

TOKYO (Reuters) – Mitsubishi Aircraft said on Friday it will delay the maiden test flight of Japan’s first commercial jet in half a century, squeezing further an already tight schedule to begin deliveries in two years.

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) will make its first flight by the end of October, the company said in a presentation. The Japanese company had planned to conduct the MRJ’s maiden flight before the end of June. ANA Holdings , it said, is still slated to get the first MRJ in June 2017, three years later than initially planned.

“We are still planning to deliver to ANA in the second quarter of 2017, so we don’t see the delayed test flight as having any serious impact,” Hiromichi Morimoto, president of Mitsubishi Aircraft, said at a press briefing in Nagoya in central Japan, close to the MRJ’s assembly plant.

Mitsubishi Aircraft did not specify the reason for the delay. It was “not the result of any major unexpected problem”, said the company’s vice president, Nobuo Kishi.

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries subsidiary that includes Toyota Motor Corp as an investor is building the $42-million regional jet, with just under 100 seats. It aims to supplant Canada’s Bombardier (BBDb.TO) as the world’s second biggest maker of 100-seat regional jets, behind Brazil’s Embraer (EMBR3.SA).

“The in-service date is still feasible; two years, or even 18 months is enough time, if there are no more significant delays,” said Richard Aboulafia, vice President of the Teal Group. “But the history of this programme shows a pattern of unexpected delays.”

Mitsubishi Aircraft has said it wants to sell more than 2,000 of its jets, a target aviation analysts view as ambitious.

Mitsubishi has so far won 223 firm orders from customers, including U.S. regional groups Trans States Holdings and SkyWest Inc (SKYW.O), and ANA’s local rival Japan Airlines Co .

Japan’s last attempt to build a successful commercial aircraft was in the 1960s, with a 64-seat turboprop dubbed the YS-11. Only 182 planes were built by a consortium that included Mitsubishi Heavy.

The MRJ’s biggest selling point, Mitsubishi says, is its ability to burn a fifth less fuel than aircraft of similar size, thanks to new-generation engines from Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp (UTX.N).

After the MRJ came into the picture, Embraer said it would upgrade its E-Jets with the same fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney engines under the name E2. These will be delivered from 2018 only a year after the delayed MRJ.

Mitsubishi has a better chance of displacing Bombardier, which is focusing on breaking into the market for 150-seat aircraft at the expense of its smaller CRJ regional jets.

(Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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Test flight delay puts pressure on Japan's regional jet plan

4月 10th, 2015 by admin

By Tim Kelly

TOKYO (Reuters) – Mitsubishi Aircraft said on Friday it will delay the maiden test flight of Japan’s first commercial jet in half a century, squeezing further an already tight schedule to begin deliveries in two years.

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) will make its first flight by the end of October, the company said in a presentation. The Japanese company had planned to conduct the MRJ’s maiden flight before the end of June. ANA Holdings , it said, is still slated to get the first MRJ in June 2017, three years later than initially planned.

“We are still planning to deliver to ANA in the second quarter of 2017, so we don’t see the delayed test flight as having any serious impact,” Hiromichi Morimoto, president of Mitsubishi Aircraft, said at a press briefing in Nagoya in central Japan, close to the MRJ’s assembly plant.

Mitsubishi Aircraft did not specify the reason for the delay. It was “not the result of any major unexpected problem”, said the company’s vice president, Nobuo Kishi.

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries subsidiary that includes Toyota Motor Corp as an investor is building the $42-million regional jet, with just under 100 seats. It aims to supplant Canada’s Bombardier (BBDb.TO) as the world’s second biggest maker of 100-seat regional jets, behind Brazil’s Embraer (EMBR3.SA).

“The in-service date is still feasible; two years, or even 18 months is enough time, if there are no more significant delays,” said Richard Aboulafia, vice President of the Teal Group. “But the history of this programme shows a pattern of unexpected delays.”

Mitsubishi Aircraft has said it wants to sell more than 2,000 of its jets, a target aviation analysts view as ambitious.

Mitsubishi has so far won 223 firm orders from customers, including U.S. regional groups Trans States Holdings and SkyWest Inc (SKYW.O), and ANA’s local rival Japan Airlines Co .

Japan’s last attempt to build a successful commercial aircraft was in the 1960s, with a 64-seat turboprop dubbed the YS-11. Only 182 planes were built by a consortium that included Mitsubishi Heavy.

The MRJ’s biggest selling point, Mitsubishi says, is its ability to burn a fifth less fuel than aircraft of similar size, thanks to new-generation engines from Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp (UTX.N).

After the MRJ came into the picture, Embraer said it would upgrade its E-Jets with the same fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney engines under the name E2. These will be delivered from 2018 only a year after the delayed MRJ.

Mitsubishi has a better chance of displacing Bombardier, which is focusing on breaking into the market for 150-seat aircraft at the expense of its smaller CRJ regional jets.

(Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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Test flight delay puts pressure on Japan's regional jet plan

4月 10th, 2015 by admin

By Tim Kelly

TOKYO (Reuters) – Mitsubishi Aircraft said on Friday it will delay the maiden test flight of Japan’s first commercial jet in half a century, squeezing further an already tight schedule to begin deliveries in two years.

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) will make its first flight by the end of October, the company said in a presentation. The Japanese company had planned to conduct the MRJ’s maiden flight before the end of June. ANA Holdings , it said, is still slated to get the first MRJ in June 2017, three years later than initially planned.

“We are still planning to deliver to ANA in the second quarter of 2017, so we don’t see the delayed test flight as having any serious impact,” Hiromichi Morimoto, president of Mitsubishi Aircraft, said at a press briefing in Nagoya in central Japan, close to the MRJ’s assembly plant.

Mitsubishi Aircraft did not specify the reason for the delay. It was “not the result of any major unexpected problem”, said the company’s vice president, Nobuo Kishi.

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries subsidiary that includes Toyota Motor Corp as an investor is building the $42-million regional jet, with just under 100 seats. It aims to supplant Canada’s Bombardier (BBDb.TO) as the world’s second biggest maker of 100-seat regional jets, behind Brazil’s Embraer (EMBR3.SA).

“The in-service date is still feasible; two years, or even 18 months is enough time, if there are no more significant delays,” said Richard Aboulafia, vice President of the Teal Group. “But the history of this programme shows a pattern of unexpected delays.”

Mitsubishi Aircraft has said it wants to sell more than 2,000 of its jets, a target aviation analysts view as ambitious.

Mitsubishi has so far won 223 firm orders from customers, including U.S. regional groups Trans States Holdings and SkyWest Inc (SKYW.O), and ANA’s local rival Japan Airlines Co .

Japan’s last attempt to build a successful commercial aircraft was in the 1960s, with a 64-seat turboprop dubbed the YS-11. Only 182 planes were built by a consortium that included Mitsubishi Heavy.

The MRJ’s biggest selling point, Mitsubishi says, is its ability to burn a fifth less fuel than aircraft of similar size, thanks to new-generation engines from Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp (UTX.N).

After the MRJ came into the picture, Embraer said it would upgrade its E-Jets with the same fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney engines under the name E2. These will be delivered from 2018 only a year after the delayed MRJ.

Mitsubishi has a better chance of displacing Bombardier, which is focusing on breaking into the market for 150-seat aircraft at the expense of its smaller CRJ regional jets.

(Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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