Rolls-Royce Announces Virgin Atlantic's World First Transatlantic Flight with 100% Sustainable Aviation

November 28, 2023 @ 10:45 AM

Virgin Atlantic has conducted the first transatlantic flight utilizing 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) aboard a Boeing 787 with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, departing from London's Heathrow and landing at New York's JFK airport. This flight, supported by government funding, aims to showcase the feasibility of a greener approach to aviation

Chinese-built Airport Inaugurated in Angola

November 16, 2023 @ 10:09 AM

AVIC International Engineering Company, a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) of China, successfully inaugurated Dr. Neto International Airport in Luanda, Angola, on November 10

Russian Il-96-400M Wide-body Long-range Aircraft Prototype Completes Maiden Flight

November 2, 2023 @ 02:28 AM

The prototype of the Russian wide-body long-range aircraft, Il-96-400M, manufactured at the VASO branch of Il PJSC, a part of Rostec's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), has taken to the skies for the first time. During its inaugural flight, the aircraft underwent comprehensive testing to evaluate its stability, controllability, systems' operability, power...

French Airports Receive 70 Bomb Threats in a Week

October 30, 2023 @ 08:24 AM

The previous week witnessed an alarming surge of nearly 70 false bomb threats directed at French airports, consistently originating from the same email address located in Switzerland, according to French Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune. This was reported by French publication

Russian Avionics for MC-21 Airliner's Cockpit Delivered to Plane Maker

October 27, 2023 @ 01:13 PM

Concern Radioelectronic Technologies of the Rostec State Corporation has delivered the first set of entirely Russian avionics for the cockpit of the imported MC-21 airliner, furthering the cause of import substitution in the aerospace industry. These avionics, including aircraft systems control panels and lighting equipment, have been developed by the Ulyanovsk...

France’s Safran, India’s HAL Sign MoU on Commercial Engine Parts Production...

October 27, 2023 @ 11:12 AM

Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and French engine maker Safran signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Thursday announcing their intent to develop industrial cooperation in forging parts manufacturing for commercial engines. Under the terms of the MoU, HAL will produce LEAP engine parts for Safran Aircraft Engines in its facilities in Bangalore, supporting Government of Indias “Make in India” policy as well as the LEAP program unprecedented ramp-up

Airbus to Commission Three Wind-assisted Propulsion Vessels to Transport Aircraft Assemblies

October 26, 2023 @ 01:22 PM

The company has unveiled plans to modernize its fleet of chartered vessels responsible for transporting aircraft subassemblies between production facilities in Europe and the United States. It has partnered with shipowner Louis Dreyfus Armateurs to construct and operate three low-emission roll-on/roll-off vessels, equipped with wind-assisted propulsion technology

Russia's Rostec Exports Flight Booking System to Venezuelan Airline, Conviasa SA

October 17, 2023 @ 01:36 PM

Venezuela's Conviasa SA representatives started a two-week training program for the Leonardo ticket booking system, a Rostec and Sirena-Travel collaboration. During their visit, which spans from October 16 to 29, foreign specialists are set to receive comprehensive training, consultations, and insights into the successful implementation of the Leonardo system within Russian airlines

Boeing Selects RTX for X-66A NASA Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Project

October 4, 2023 @ 07:17 AM

Boeing has chosen RTX as a partner for NASA's project aimed at enhancing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions in future aircraft through the use of the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) concept. RTX will collaborate with Boeing to develop the X-66A flight demonstrator, which is part of NASA's Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project

Airbus to Use Wind-assisted Propulsion in Ship that Transports A320 Sub-assemblies

September 29, 2023 @ 10:49 AM

Airbus said it will retrofit one of the chartered vessels that transports A320 sub-assemblies with wind-assisted propulsion technology. The eSAIL, developed by the Spain-based firm bound4blue, creates as much as six to seven times more lift than a conventional rigid sail

Russian Titanium Supplier, VSMPO-Avisma Added to U.S. Export Restrictions List

September 26, 2023 @ 09:55 AM

Russian VSMPO-Avisma, a supplier of titanium to Airbus and other European aircraft manufacturers, has been placed on a U.S

Russia's UAC Looks to Source Components of MC-21, SJ-100 Aircraft from India

September 20, 2023 @ 08:53 AM

Russias United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is looking to India as a source for components for its MC-21, SJ-100, and other civil aircraft projects, for which it has received several dozen firm orders from domestic airlines. UAC has replaced hundreds of components that were previously sourced from Western suppliers with locally-made ones in its civilian aircraft projects