Pakistan, China Sign Agreement to Manufacture Commercial Airplanes

December 31, 2019 @ 10:17 AM

The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and China National Aero-Tech­nology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) signed an agreement for co-production of Chinese commercial aircraft. It is not yet known what type of CATIC commercial aircraft could be manufactured in Pakistan

Malaysia May Become First International Customer of Russia MC-21 Jetliner

December 30, 2019 @ 12:29 PM

Export of MC-21 airplane to Malaysia, which has signed a ‘soft agreement to buy the jetliner may start in 2023, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said on Monday to Rossiya-24 TV Channel. "Commercial deliveries will start in 2021

Fourth Irkut MC-21 Plane Completes Maiden Flight

December 27, 2019 @ 10:06 AM

The fourth Irkut MC-21-300 test airliner completed its maiden flight on Wednesday, December 25. The aircraft, with test registration 73056, departed from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, located in the city of Irkutsk in Siberia, Russia

Boeing Sacks CEO Mullenberg

December 24, 2019 @ 09:21 AM

Amidst an un-ending scandal involving the 737 Max airplane, Boeing has replaced Dennis A. Muilenburg with David L

Sukhoi Superjet With Horizontal Winglets Gets Approval From Russia's Federal Air Transport...

December 20, 2019 @ 05:34 PM

Following a series of flight tests, SSJ100 Sukhoi Superjet with horizontal Winglets dubbed saberlets has received Major Change Approval from Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency. In October 2019, United Aircraft Corporation (UAV) announced that tests of two SSJ100 jets (bearing manufacturer serial numbers 95032 and 95157) with the horizontal wing tips...

Embraer To Develop New Transport Plane for Brazilian Air Force

December 20, 2019 @ 09:46 AM

Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) signed a memorandum of understanding to study joint development of a new light military transport aircraft on Thursday. The study seeks to identify alternatives and solutions to meet FABs operational needs, especially in the Amazon region and austere environments, including unpaved, short and damaged runways located in remote areas

With 400 737-Max Planes in Storage, Boeing Halts Production of Troubled Jets

December 17, 2019 @ 11:51 AM

Boeing announced a “temporary” halt to production of 737-Max passenger jets even as it is making efforts to deliver 400 aircraft kept “in storage” which had not been picked up by Airlines due to lack of safety clearance. In 2018, all 346 people on board the two flights- a Lion Air 737 Max 8, and the same model operated by Ethiopian Airlines in March- were killed in the crashes, causing worldwide grounding of Boeing MAX planes

Wind Tunnel Tests of Sino-Russian CRAIC CR929 Mockup Complete

December 14, 2019 @ 07:07 AM

A series of wind tunnel tests of a scale model of CRAIC CR929 250-to-350 seat wide-body twinjet airliner to be jointly developed by China and Russia, has been completed. “The wind tunnel simulation (large tubes through which air is blown around an object) of High Speed Standard Model (HSM) made on a scale of 1:39 in the ‘fuselage plus wing configuration, in transonic T-128 wind tunnel was performed within a week by the specialists of TsAGI, part of Zhukovsky Institute,” UAC said in a

Africa's Burkina Faso Orders Airbus C295

December 12, 2019 @ 08:02 AM

The Ministry of Defense of Burkina Faso has placed a firm order for one Airbus C295 military airlifter. As part of its 2018-2022 Military Acquisition Law, the Burkina Faso Air Force will reinforce its military transport capabilities by joining the family of Airbus C295 operators, Airbus said in a statement Wednesday

Chilean C-130 Disappears En Route to Antarctic Base

December 10, 2019 @ 06:20 AM

A C-130 Hercules transport plane belonging to Chiles Air Force with 38 people on board has disappeared over Antarctica. The aircraft took off from Punta Arenas and lost radio contact on its way to Chile's Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva base, on Antarctica's King George Island

Bell Boeing Wins $219 US-Japan V-22 Contract

November 30, 2019 @ 09:03 AM

Bell Boeing has won a $218.7 million modification contract to provide logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform

Six MC-21 Passenger Jets to Be Manufactured in 2021

November 26, 2019 @ 12:10 PM

Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced on Tuesday that the company is planning to build six MC-21 airplanes in 2021. "We have planned to manufacture six MC-21 planes in 2021, twelve in 2022, and 25 in 2023