Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. said Friday that it will likely supply 100 units of its 70-seater SpaceJet M100, the first Japanese-developed small passenger jet, to Mesa Airlines.
The two companies have recently signed a memorandum of understanding to launch formal talks for the purchase of the aircraft.
The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. <7011> subsidiary, based in the town of Toyoyama, Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, aims to start SpaceJet deliveries to the unit of Mesa Air Group in 2024.
The Japanese company has been making efforts to sell the M100 model in the North American market.
At the International Paris Air Show in June, the company reached a deal with another North American carrier to supply 15 units of the M100.
Including interim agreements, Mitsubishi Aircraft has received orders for 407 units of the 90-seater M90 model of the SpaceJet, which is under development for the first delivery as early as mid-2020.
A deal with Mesa Airlines would bring the total number of SpaceJet orders to 522 units.