The Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation is touching down in Montreal.
Today, the Japanese company announced plans to establish its footprint in Montreal, creating 250 jobs in the process.
Having launched the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of aircraft earlier this year and new US headquarters in Washington, the company seeks to prepare for the next phase of its global growth.
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The Montreal office will be part of Mitsubishi’s push to get a single-aisle airliner off the ground in 2020.
The company plans to hire 100 engineers and certification specialists in Montreal within a year to assist the team in Washington and facilities in Nagoya, Japan before expanding to 250 jobs “in the following years,” according to the company’s press release.
Montreal aircraft jobs will also focus on the entry into service of Mitsubishi’s SpaceJet products.
“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.”
Quebec has a long history of contribution to the regional industry of aircraft. The province is a “world-renowned aerospace hub” and home to leading air and space companies, including some of Mitsubishi Aircraft’s existing partners.
The province of Quebec will grant a $12-million loan for the centre.
The company will hold a recruitment fair this Saturday, September 21 at Montreal Grandé (1862 Rue le Ber). The company is inviting experienced aerospace professionals with a focus on product development to attend. More details and registration can be found online.