Mitsubishi Aircraft test pilot Captain Akira Udagawa believes the smooth handling of the MRJ regional jet makes it stand out among its peers. "The landing of the jet is very easy, the pitch control is very easily controlled compared to the MD-80 and the Boeing 737," says the former Japan Airlines pilot, who had flown the other two types, as well as the NAMC YS-11, before joining Mitsubishi.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' chief executive Shunichi Miyanaga reiterated his personal commitment to the MRJ regional jet programme as the aircraft made its debut at the Paris air show. Speaking to media, Miyanaga said the main purpose of bringing the 90-seater to Paris was to demonstrate the steady progress of the programme, despite the schedule delay announced in January. FTA-3 has been taken out of flight tests for about two weeks to be put on static display until 21 June.
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has rolled out its first reconfigured Airbus A330-300. The aircraft, previously fitted with 414 seats in all-economy layout, now has 309 seats in three classes: 18 in business, 24 in premium economy and 267 in economy. The Philippine flag carrier will deploy the aircraft on the Manila-Honolulu route from this month.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".