Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation
Lifting off with the Dutch
In 2011 Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation decided to choose the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area as its center of operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region as a result of careful deliberation.
“An important consideration for us was that the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area boasts one of the most modern airports in the world. We can benefit from the connectivity and functionality that Schiphol Airport provides. The airport has direct flights to just about every destination we fly to on a regular basis,” the Nagoya based Japanese company said.
Cultural tolerance and stability
In addition the Netherlands has cultural tolerance as well as social and economic stability. The government spares no effort to help business activities. Aviation is global industry and we need to be able to adapt quickly. Here in the Netherlands we can gather talented people from many nations around the globe,” Mitsubishi Aircraft commented.
Demand for a jet aircraft that can carry passenger loads of a hundred or less from major hubs to local final destinations, and vice versa is growing robustly. That enormous market potential was just the incentive Mitsubishi needed to decide to expand its aviation division. “Currently, our biggest customers are in Japan, the USA and Asia, but we believe that we can win customers in Europe soon because approximately one-third of the demand in the small jet category comes from the EMEA region,” Mitsubishi Aircraft disclosed.
Impetus for Dutch aviation cluster
“The airframer’s arrival in Amsterdam will in turn provide a significant impetus to the Dutch aviation cluster,” also commented Christa de Kemp of Invest in Holland partner amsterdam inbusiness (aib).