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Aerospace & Defense Industries

Top materials maker Toray halts Mitsubishi jet supply

Aircraft maker will shift to in-house production of carbon fiber tail components

Visitors to the Paris air show in June gaze at the SpaceJet, a rebranded version of the much-delayed Japanese passenger plane. (Photo by Minoru Satake)

TOKYO -- Japanese materials maker Toray Industries will halt production of key components for the Mitsubishi SpaceJet, Japan's delay-plagued attempt to build a globally successful passenger plane, Nikkei has learned.

Toray, the world's leading producer of lightweight, strong carbon fibers, was to supply structural parts for the aircraft's tail.

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