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M'bishi Heavy joins 3 aviation bodies, eyes promoting jet project.

TOKYO, Feb. 12 Kyodo

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Tuesday it has joined three major international aviation industry groups amid efforts to promote a project to manufacture and sell a next-generation small passenger jet.

The three industry bodies are the European Regions Airline Association, the U.S. Regional Airline Association and the International Air Transport Association, the company said.

Mitsubishi Heavy said in a statement that it hopes ''its involvement in the three international associations will help the company better understand the needs of airlines and also provide access to the latest developments in the industry.''

The company is scheduled to make a decision this spring on the formal launch of its 70-90 seat Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Japan's second domestically developed passenger plane in the postwar era after the propeller-driven YS11, which was produced about 40 years ago.

Last October, Mitsubishi began marketing the aircraft, which will be targeted at the global market. The model will feature a next-generation Pratt & Whitney engine called the Geared Turbofan and advanced aerodynamic design, which will substantially reduce fuel consumption and lower operating costs, according to the Japanese manufacturer.
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