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Mitsubishi Heavy to halt SpaceJet mass production and halve staff

Exclusive: Program workforce to be reassigned as global aircraft demand slumps

The development of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' SpaceJet commercial airliner has been plagued by years of delays. (Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries)

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will sharply scale down its long-troubled SpaceJet program as it faces a global drop in demand for the planned Japanese-made regional jet amid the coronavirus pandemic, Nikkei has learned.

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