Pratt & Whitney has confirmed that the first PurePower PW1000G geared-turbofan engine to enter service will be a PW1100G on an Airbus A320neo rather than a PW1500G on a Bombardier CS100.

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J-Air Corporation, JAL Group’s wholly owned regional-airline subsidiary, will operate the 32 Mitsubishi MRJ regional jets.

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On the same day, August 28, Embraer received both welcome and potentially unwelcome news from Japan Airlines concerning the manufacturer’s E-Jets and E-Jets E2 families.

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The deal represents the largest and most prestigious order yet for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet family, coming as it does from the world’s largest regional airline holding company.

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The agreement contemplates that Mitsubishi Aircraft would begin delivery of the MRJs during 2017 and all 100 MRJs would be delivered before the end of 2020. SkyWest has not yet announced if its planned 100-aircraft order specifies the 70-seat MRJ70, the MRJ90, or both versions.

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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation reveals that U.S. regional airline group Trans States Holdings firmed its order for 50 Mitsubishi Regional Jets on December 27, 2010 and took options on another 50 aircraft.

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