Mitsubishi Aircraft to establish presence in Montreal
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation on September 19 announced plans to establish its footprint in the Montreal, Quebec, region, a move the company ties to its SpaceJet family of aircraft introduced earlier this year. The company also recently opened a U.S. headquarters in Renton, Washington, as it prepares for the next phase of global growth.
“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, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. “We have great respect for the achievements and capabilities in Quebec and are excited to be here.”
In its first year in the Montreal area, Mitsubishi Aircraft states it will create around 100 jobs focused on certification and entry into service of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet products. The company plans to increase that number in the following years. The office will be located in the Boisbriand area.
“This is an exciting moment for the company,” said Jean-David Scott, vice president, SpaceJet Montreal Center. “I am proud to be a part of the team that is focused on the future of regional aviation and bringing opportunities to the region.”