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Mitsubishi jet faces scrutiny after Boeing 737 Max crashes

Long-delayed Japanese passenger plane has no new orders in 3 years

The delivery date for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet has been postponed five times since 2013.

TOKYO -- The perennially delayed Mitsubishi Regional Jet may come under stricter regulatory scrutiny in the wake of the Boeing 737 Max crashes, adding to the obstacles faced by an aircraft that has yet to land a single new order in the past three years.

The Federal Aviation Administration in the U.S. has received pointed criticism for its apparent failure to flag safety issues cited in two crashes of the Boeing passenger jet occurring within five months. The FAA works closely with Japan's transport ministry, which grants type certifications for new planes.

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