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Mitsubishi To Use P&W Engines On MRJ

Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:35 pm

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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RE: Mitsubishi To Use P&W Engines On MRJ

Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:41 pm

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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RE: Mitsubishi To Use P&W Engines On MRJ

Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:32 am

Any more details on the MRJ? THis is the first I've heard on it.
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RE: Mitsubishi To Use P&W Engines On MRJ

Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:22 am

 
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RE: Mitsubishi To Use P&W Engines On MRJ

Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:50 pm

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.
 
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RE: Mitsubishi To Use P&W Engines On MRJ

Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:59 pm

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!
 
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RE: Mitsubishi To Use P&W Engines On MRJ

Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:00 pm

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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RE: Mitsubishi To Use P&W Engines On MRJ

Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:32 pm

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
 
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RE: Mitsubishi To Use P&W Engines On MRJ

Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:49 pm

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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RE: Mitsubishi To Use P&W Engines On MRJ

Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:33 pm

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
 
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RE: Mitsubishi To Use P&W Engines On MRJ

Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:27 am

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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RE: Mitsubishi To Use P&W Engines On MRJ

Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:56 am

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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