The Mitsubishi MU-2 represents a fantastic opportunity for pilots to operate a very dependable, rugged, reliable, fast and safe aircraft. This airplane began life as a clean sheet design in the 1960s at a time when most other aircraft manufacturers simply bolted turboprop engines on the wings of piston airplanes. It’s a tribute to the engineers at Mitsubishi that this airframe is as relevant today as it was when it was designed almost fifty- years ago.
Many MU-2s have been upgraded with modern avionics and have all the bells and whistles that are found on new aircraft rolling off the assembly line, but on a proven airframe and at a fraction of the price of a new aircraft.
Just looking at the MU-2 on the ground inspires confidence. It simply looks rugged on the ramp. From the compact size to the very sturdy landing gear, the MU-2 exudes trust.