Sun, Nov 01, 2009
Will Design And Manufacture Passenger, Service, Cargo Doors For
The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ)
currently under development will have doors designed and
manufactured by Eurocopter's Business Center Airplane Door Systems
based in Donauwörth, Germany.
Dr. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH, stated
during the contract signature ceremony in Nagoya: “This is a
significant success for our company. We are very proud to continue
the long and successful relationship between Eurocopter and the
Japanese industry on aircraft doors and helicopters with this new
Aircraft doors are critical safety components of an aircraft,
and carry demanding certification and safety requirements. The
doors need to contain a complex failsafe mechanism which will
enable them to be operated under all circumstances.
Eurocopter’s Business Center Airplane Door Systems has been
building aircraft doors for over 20 years.
Eurocopter says it is looking forward to working closely with
the Mitsubishi Aircraft team to make the MRJ a success story.
The MRJ is under development by MJET, and will be based on
technology developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries(MHI) during its
many years engaged in the development and manufacture of both
military and commercial aircraft. Mitsubishi says the MRJ should
significantly cut fuel consumption, noise and emissions, which it
hopes will improve competitiveness and profitability for
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