Mitsubishi Aircraft is doing certification flights with their new commercial regional jet aircraft at a test center facility in Moses Lake. To take advantage of the state’s century of aerospace know-how and the wide range of supply chain companies and engineering expertise that are located in Washington, Mitsubishi is also opening a flight-test data center in Seattle that will employ approximately 150 highly skilled workers and aerospace engineers.
Washington’s aerospace supply chain companies such as Zodiac, Korry/Esterline and Avtech Tyee will be providing nearly half of the components that go into the new Mitsubishi Regional Jet. Washington continues to be the global hub of aviation expertise and manufacturing drawing new aerospace innovators to the state.
Read more in The Seattle Times and The Puget Sound Business Journal.