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Mitsubishi To Use P&W Engines On MRJ  
User currently offlineRheinbote From Germany, joined May 2006, 1968 posts, RR: 52
Posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

Japanese Nikkei newspaper is reporting that Mitsubishi has seleted P&W to power their 70-90 seat MRJ regional jet.

Does anybody have access to the full article? Link is to headlines listing only, see Friday 2:00 hours:
http://www.nni.nikkei.co.jp/CF/FR/TN...nikkeinews.cfm?GenreID=9&PageSet=1

Could this become the first new aircraft flying with P&W geared turbofan engines?

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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6346 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

Quoting Rheinbote (Thread starter):
Could this become the first new aircraft flying with P&W geared turbofan engines?

I wouldn't doubt that P&W has probably proposed an upsized bizjet engine for this, or maybe even the P&W 6000A, as they already produce engines close to the thrust range required for a regional jet.

Isn't IHI (a Japanese company) a major partner in the P&W 6000 project?

I'll bet they're saving the GTF for bigger projects, like the B737 and A320 replacements  Wink



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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

Any more details on the MRJ? THis is the first I've heard on it.


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User currently offlineRheinbote From Germany, joined May 2006, 1968 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

How about
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MRJ
http://www.japancorp.net/Article.asp?Art_ID=14684

for starters?


User currently offlinePresRDC From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 660 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

It's now official:

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/...s/prnewswire/NETU07109102007-1.htm

It will be a geared turbofan. EIS into service is 2013.


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3380 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

Quoting PresRDC (Reply 4):
It will be a geared turbofan

Cool, I hope that they've managed to solve the potential issues with the strains that will be placed on the gearbox!


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3339 times:

This could have major implications down the road. It's a great way for P&W to demonstrate their prowess and get back into the game, and it gives MHI a defining characteristic. Furthermore, as evidenced by the AvWeek article on the MRJ a few months ago, Boeing sees the MRJ as sort of a Y0.5.


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User currently offlinePavlovsDog From Norway, joined Sep 2005, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3339 times:

Is this a launch of the MRJ?

Huge risk with potentially very high rewards for both Mitsubishi and P&W.

I wonder if the C-Series is back in the game again too if P&W has a powerplant on the way.

The MRJ will be a very spacious cabin width of 2.9 m versus 2.74 on the Embraers and 2.57 in the CRJ's


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3339 times:

Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 7):
Huge risk with potentially very high rewards for both Mitsubishi and P&W.

Yes, and Boeing is considering becoming a risk-sharing partner. Looks like they see risk-sharing going both ways. Good for them...the MRJ could be beneficial to them.

As far as the CSeries (along with other RJs) is concerned, the MRJ could spell trouble for them if done right.



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User currently offlineLokey123 From Barbados, joined May 2006, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 7):
I wonder if the C-Series is back in the game again too if P&W has a powerplant on the way.

Expect the C series to have these engines on them as well but I think that the capacity will go somewhat higher than 90 seats. I expect an announcement late 07 early 08. I also expect composites to play a major role but what do I know  Smile


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

Quoting Lokey123 (Reply 9):
I also expect composites to play a major role but what do I know

The press has characterized the MRJ as applying 787 manufacturing techniques to the regional jet market, so your statement would seem to be accurate.



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User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6123 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

The link to the MRJ site...

http://www.mrj-japan.com/main_e.html

Aircraft stats and graphics of the aircraft in flight and of the cabin. Unfortunately the sitehasn't been updated since Paris.



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