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In 1953 Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. set up a factory at Utsonomiya, Japan, to build Cessna and Beech light aircraft under licence. The company began development of its own 4-seat light aeroplane, the Fuji FA-200 Aero Subaru in 1964, which first flew in 1965. Production started in March 1968, continuing until 1986, with a total of 275 built. Fuji has built many Bell helicopters, turbo training aircraft and sub-assemblies for other manufacturers.
A Fuji T1B jet trainer of the Japan Self Defence Air Force. This one has registration no. 35-5863. I...