BAE Systems will provide design integration and certification services for propulsion systems of the next-generation Mitsubishi regional jet (MRJ) aircraft.

The MRJ, powered by Pratt and Whitney PW1000G engines, is a 70-90-seater craft.

BAE engineering services will cover services for the powerplant, pylon, nacelle, auxiliary power units and fuel systems.

The aircraft is expected to take its first flight in 2012 and enter into service by 2014.