2017 AIN Product Support Survey
Among older turboprops, Mitsubishi reigns, at 9.2 and the sole rating above 9.0.
With a continued strong commitment to product support for the remaining fleet of 260 MU-2 turboprops, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA) in April took over all product support functions from former contractor Turbine Aircraft Services.
Mitsubishi MU-2 rated #1 in AIN 2016 Product Support Survey, with the highest overall ranking in the industry, AGAIN.
“The older turboprops are dominated by Mitsubishi’s MU-2s”, according to AIN’s 2016 Product Support Survey, “The turboprop segment saw the same rankings as last year, headed by perennial favorite Mitsubishi for its support of the MU-2 at 9.2.”
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Honeywell’s TPE331 Turboprop Engine Ranks #1 in AIN’s 2016 Product Support Survey
Once Again the Honeywell TPE331 turboprop takes the top spot for most reliable and best supported.
MU-2 Limited Edition Update:
The first Limited Edition airplane is a MU-2-26A (P Model), N500LE. The entire airframe has been inspected and all discrepancies noted have been corrected. The flight control and flap systems have all been rigged to production specifications. This is apparent in the operation of the airplane, because it has very…
Short-Body Mitsubishi – MU-2 Limited Edition: Bargain price for a stellar performer.
For less than one-quarter of the price of a new single engine turboprop, you can fly a Mitsubishi MU-2B that will cruise close to 300 KTAS and consume about the same amout of fuel.
Mitsubishi’s entrant to the American general aviation scene in the late 1960s—the MU–2 twin turboprop—was a cutting-edge airplane that, performance-wise, blew the doors off the competition.