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Mitsubishi Heavy pins jet dreams on Bombardier deal

Access to in-house maintenance could take embattled Japanese aircraft to new heights

Mitsubishi Heavy will also obtain a maintenance hub network with the acquisition of Bombardier's CRJ passenger jet business. (Photo courtesy of Bombardier) 

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries looks to receive a much-needed shot in the arm to its long-stalled project to commercialize the country's first homegrown passenger jet with the acquisition of Bombardier's regional jet program, under negotiations that were reported Wednesday.

Repeated delays and a lack of an established customer service network have weighed heavily on the Mitsubishi Regional Jet program. The Tokyo-based company hopes for a solution by acquiring a popular line of aircraft with established maintenance hubs around the world.

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