Mitsubishi chooses Rockwell Collins flight controls for new jet

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has selected Rockwell Collins to provide the primary flight control computers, pilot controls and horizontal stabiliser trim system for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ)

The MRJ will be the first Japanese-built commercial airliner in 35 years. Able to carry up to 90 passengers, it will be competing in a market dominated by Bombardier and Embraer. Mitsubishi announced plans to offer the plane last October.

Rockwell Collins will provide the primary flight control computers for MRJ's fly-by-wire system, as well as the pilot controls system including the control wheels, columns, pedals, associated feel systems and pedestal controls and the horizontal stabiliser trim system.

The company previously announced that it had been chosen to supply its Pro Line Fusion avionics for the aircraft.

Image: An artist's impression of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet

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