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

金曜日, 4月 10th, 2015

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

金曜日, 4月 10th, 2015

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

金曜日, 4月 10th, 2015

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

金曜日, 4月 10th, 2015

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

金曜日, 4月 10th, 2015

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

金曜日, 4月 10th, 2015

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

金曜日, 4月 10th, 2015

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

金曜日, 4月 10th, 2015

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

金曜日, 4月 10th, 2015

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

金曜日, 4月 10th, 2015

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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