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The end of the regional jet

Construction of the last CRJ jet has begun

Fuselage sections for Bombardier's CRJ-series come from Ruag. The Swiss company sent a section to Canada for final assembly for the last time.

Since last June, the CRJ program is fully owned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The Japanese conglomerate acquired the short-haul aircraft family from Bombardier in order to get its service network. The program, however, is being scrapped in favor of the company’s own regional aircraft Spacejet. In future, Mitsubishi will only produce spare parts for CRJ series aircraft and will maintain service and maintenance.

For the time being, however, Mitsubishi still has to deliver a few ordered CRJs, which will be manufactured by Bombardier on behalf of the Japanese. At the end of this year, the last one is scheduled to be delivered to the customer. At Ruag, the rear fuselage section for the last CRJ was recently completed and sent to Mirabel, Canada, for final assembly. For the CRJ 700, 900 and 1000 series, the Swiss aviation group produced various fuselage sections.

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