Mitsubishi Aircraft Sets Up Quality Cost Delivery (QCD) Division in Illinois to Strengthen Interaction with MRJ Program Partners

June 19, 2013
Seventeen major MRJ program partners are located in the US.

Le Bourget, France, June 19, 2013 - Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has established a Quality Cost Delivery (QCD) Division in support of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation program oversight. The new Division, located within Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America’s Chicago Offices located in Schaumburg, Illinois, commenced operations on June 17, 2013.

Seventeen major MRJ program partners are located in the US. Thus, Mitsubishi Aircraft aims to strengthen its collaboration with these partners through the creation of this Division, enabling smoother handling of MRJ program QT (Qualification Tests) and inspection.

Until recently, management of overseas partners was conducted in Japan, but with the increase in QT inspections, Mitsubishi Aircraft concluded that a QCD team located near MRJ partners would facilitate timely partner updates and issue resolution.

The Division’s functions are a newly added function to Mitsubishi Aircraft America’s Chicago Office supply chain management (SCM) team that will enhance material procurement, schedule management, and overall, more effective operations in the U.S.

A European-based QCD Division is also being considered for the future, as well. In the meantime, Mitsubishi Aircraft foresees a stronger QCD system by commencing with an office in the United States.

About Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation commenced operation on April 1, 2008 to conduct the design, type certification, procurement, sales & marketing and customer support of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). The MRJ is a family of 70- to 90- seat next-generation regional jet which will offer both top-class operational economy and outstanding cabin comfort. Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation is capitalized at 100 billion yen, with financing furnished by, among others, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.