posted on Aug, 29 2016 @ 01:59 PM
Mitsubishi has been planning to bring four MRJ aircraft to the US for over a year, to do flight testing and certification. They even built a 65,000
square foot hangar at the Moses Lake airport in Washington to house them.
The first attempts at bringing the aircraft to the US have not gone well however. The aircraft departed Nagoya Saturday afternoon on the first leg of
the trip (Nagoya to Hokkaido to Russia), and was forced to abort the flight after about an hour, when the air management system shut down
automatically. The aircraft returned to Nagoya for repairs.
Sunday they attempted the flight again, after engineers found a bad sensor and replaced it. A little over two hours into the flight, a similar problem
cropped up, although this time the system didn't shut down. The crew decided to return to Nagoya to allow engineers to look deeper into the problem