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Belarus' Belavia Likely to Become First International Operator of Russian MC-21 Airliner

June 6, 2024 @ 06:07 AM

Belavia, the flag carrier of Belarus, is poised to become the first international operator of the Russian MC-21 airliner, with the country expected to contribute to the aircraft's production. On June 5, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, accompanied by a delegation, visited the Irkutsk Aviation Plant of the...

Saudi Arabia Planning Néw Regional Airline Using Embraer Aircraft

May 21, 2024 @ 04:05 PM

Saudi Arabias National Industrial Development Center (NIDC), AHQ Group and Embraer today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to discuss a joint strategy to develop the local aerospace ecosystem. As part of the MoU, AHQ Group and Embraer will explore a new regional airline using the E2 family of medium-haul aircraft...

Saudia Group Secures Airbus Deal for 105 Aircraft

May 20, 2024 @ 11:48 AM

Saudia Group, which owns Saudia Airline and budget carrier Flyadeal, has finalized an agreement with Airbus for the procurement of 105 aircraft. The order consists of 12 A320neo planes and 93 A321neo planes, contributing to Saudia Groups Airbus order backlog, which now stands at 144 A320neo family aircraft

Boeing ecoDemonstrator to Test Seat Cushion Sensors, Smart Galley Tools to Reduce...

May 17, 2024 @ 10:37 AM

Boeing's ecoDemonstrator program is testing 36 technologies on a 777-200ER jet starting in May 2024. The aim is to improve operational efficiency and sustainability in cabin interiors

UEC’s ODK-Saturn Introduces Digital Certification for SSJ-100 Airliner’s PD-8 Engine

May 8, 2024 @ 07:18 AM

The Rybinsk-based enterprise "ODK-Saturn" of the United Engine Corporation (UEC) has unveiled plans to implement digital certification methods for its PD-8 aircraft engine, a critical component designed for the domestically manufactured Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) passenger airliner. Leveraging digital twin technologies and computer modeling, this initiative aims to streamline and expedite...

Avation PLC Orders 10 ATR 72-600s

May 2, 2024 @ 08:45 AM

Aircraft manufacturer, ATR today announced an order for 10 ATR 72-600 with Avation PLC. Deliveries are scheduled from 2025 to 2028, and the agreement also includes 24 purchase rights, valid until 2034

Collins Aerospace's Philippines Facility Delivers First Set of Seats to Airbus

March 14, 2024 @ 11:15 AM

Collins Aerospace has shipped its first seating order from its facility in Tanauan City, Philippines, to Airbus. The delivery of the Meridian main cabin seat supports an airline customer's narrow-body linefit program, offering passengers ergonomic comfort, increased living space and ample in-seat storage

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

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 Instrument Design Bureau (UKBP), a part of the Rostec-owned KRET (Concern of Radioelectronic Technologies)

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

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