MHI RJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ) provides comprehensive critical operational, engineering and customer support solutions including maintenance, refurbishment, technical publications, marketing and sales activities for the global regional aircraft industry.
Headquartered in Montréal, Quebec, and bolstered by an Aerospace Engineering Center, MHIRJ’s network of service centres, support offices and parts depots are positioned in important aviation hubs in the U.S., Canada, and Germany. A wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd, MHI RJ Aviation Group includes MHI RJ Aviation ULC (Canada), MHI RJ Aviation Inc. (U.S.A.) and MHI RJ Aviation GmbH (Germany).
The CRJ Series aircraft made its first flight in 1991 and received the Canadian type certification in 1992. The program revolutionized regional aviation with the launch of the 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet. The CRJ Series program was later expanded with the launch of the 70-seat CRJ700 in 1997, the 86-seat CRJ900 in 2000 and the 100-seat CRJ1000 in 2007.
The CRJ Series has been the world's most successful regional aircraft family for the last three decades. This aircraft is known to be reliable and the backbone of the world's air fleets, connecting people and communities.
On June 1st, 2020, MHI acquired the CRJ Series program, which marked the opening chapter of MHIRJ's story. Built on the solid foundations already in place, and with the strong support of the MHI group of companies, the MHIRJ team is committed to serving the regional aviation market and becoming a platform for growth in the industry.
The origin of MHI can be traced all the way back to 1884. In that year, Yataro Iwasaki, the founder of Mitsubishi, took a lease out on government-owned Nagasaki Shipyard. He named it Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, and started the shipbuilding business on a full scale.
This shipbuilding business was later turned into Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., and then launched as Mitsubishi Heavy-Industries, Ltd. in 1934, establishing its position as the largest private firm in Japan, manufacturing ships, heavy machinery, airplanes, and railroad cars.
Integrating each company's management and technical expertise and enhancing competitiveness in domestic and international markets, MHI has come a long way.
We have the largest installed base of regional aircraft in the world, with over 1,300 aircraft flying with more than 140 operators.
We have been commended for 15 consecutive years by the FAA for outstanding customer support.
We currently hold a world-class safety record and possess the most extensive regional aircraft maintenance network in the world.
We support customers worldwide, counting 25 Support Locations ranging from Training Centers to Regional Support Offices, including the Customer Response Center headquartered in Montreal, offering 24/7 customer supports.
As a global leader in aviation, our world-class services are the backbone of airline fleets worldwide. We enable, grow, and sustain powerful connections between our customers, our people and our communities, delivering the resources and insights they need to take flight.
Deliver maximum value to all our partners by connecting communities with a commitment to excellence and efficiency, helping move the world forward.
We build enduring partnerships
with our customers, our people, our global network, and our communities to enable powerful collaboration and make a sustainable impact.
Our principles drive us
to operate with a relentless commitment to purpose, integrity, fairness, respect and excellence.
We celebrate courage, creativity and different perspectives
to enable ingenuity and innovation as we challenge the status quo with big, bold ideas that deliver value to our partners and advance our industry.
We are flexible and accountable,
balancing nimbleness with a dedication to delivering strong results to all our partners and our global network.