Following the launch of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of aircraft earlier this year and its opening of a US headquarters in Renton, Washington, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation is now preparing for the next phase of its global growth: a SpaceJet centre in Quebec, Canada.
Quebec has a long history of innovation and contribution in the regional aircraft sector and is an aerospace hub that is home to leading air and space companies, including some of Mitsubishi Aircraft’s existing partners. Mitsubishi’s office will be located in the Boisbriand area of Quebec.
“Our Montreal presence adds to our footprint in major global aerospace hubs, including Nagoya and Washington State,” said Alex Bellamy, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation’s chief development officer. “Since introducing our product family in June, we have had an overwhelmingly positive response, and we are intent on building the team that allows us to fully support our airline partners and customers. Quebec is an obvious choice for us.”
In its first year in the Montreal area, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation intends to create around 100 jobs focused on the certification and entry into service of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet products. The company plans to increase that number in the following years.
“As a Japanese company with a global market, we are building a strong global presence in order to position the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family for success,” said Hisakazu Mizutani, president of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. “We have great respect for the achievements and capabilities in Quebec and are excited to be here.”