Fuji Joins Mitsubishi Jet Group

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After shelving its own Subaru light jet program, Fuji Heavy Industries has decided to take part in the development of Mitsubishi's regional jet, according to the Nikkei business news service in Japan. According to a story on the Thomson Financial wire, Fuji will work on wings and other "major components" of the new jet. According to the story, Mitsubishi is short-staffed in its engineering department and the Fuji engineers will supply the needed expertise.

Fuji makes wing components for Eclipse and is also working on the Hawker Beechcraft 4000. It's been toying with the idea of its own business jet for several years. No specs have been released on what a Subaru jet might be.