Aeroflot Sends its Airbus A330-300 to Iran for Maintenance

April 10, 2023 @ 06:03 PM

Russias Aeroflot has sent one of its Airbus A330-300 aircraft to Iran for maintenance, the Russian news website RBC reported on Monday.This comes amid Western sanctions banning not only flights to and from Russia but also the maintenance of aircraft belonging to Russian airlines by Western manufacturers such as Boeing...

Boeing to Develop Large Lightweight Wings to Accommodate Fuel-efficient Engines

January 20, 2023 @ 12:17 PM

Boeing is leading a team tasked to develop a Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) to accommodate advanced propulsion systems for fuel-efficient aircraft. The technologies demonstrated and tested as part of the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator (SFD) program will inform future designs and could lead to breakthrough aerodynamics and fuel efficiency gains

Russian Govt Agency Approves Improved Domestic Wing, PD-14 Engine for MC-21 Airliner

December 30, 2022 @ 01:17 PM

Russias Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) approved major changes to the standard design of the MC-21 aircraft related to the installation of the Russian PD-14 engine and composite wings. Documents confirming the amendments to the liner's certificate were handed over to Irkut Corporation, a subsidiary of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) on...

Raytheon Completes 1st Engine Run of Regional Hybrid-Electric Flight Demonstrator

December 21, 2022 @ 12:06 PM

Raytheon announced the first engine run of the regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator, marking a key milestone towards flight testing, targeted to begin in 2024. The propulsion system's initial run took place at Pratt & Whitney's innovation facility in Longueuil, Quebec and performed as expected

Rostec Subsidiary Triples Aircraft Engine Parts Production with 3D Printing

December 9, 2022 @ 02:36 PM

The Center for Additive Technologies (TsAT), a subsidiary of Rostec increased the production of aircrafts engine parts using the 3D printing method by 179% or 2.8 times in 2022

China Delivers First C-919 Aircraft to Operator, its Competitor to Airbus A320...

December 9, 2022 @ 02:20 PM

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) delivered the first C919, China's first domestically-developed narrow-body passenger jet, to China Eastern Airlines in Shanghai on Friday morning

MC-21 in Rossiya Livery Arrives in Zhukovsky for Joint Operation Training

November 30, 2022 @ 03:01 AM

The prototype MC-21 aircraft of the Irkut Corporation of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), previously painted in the livery of the Rossiya airline, arrived at the flight test and development complex of the OKB im. A

First Russian MC-21 Airliner Receives Rossiya Livery

November 25, 2022 @ 05:45 AM

The first Irkut narrow-body MC-21 airliner was painted with Rossiya livery ahead of the aircrafts delivery. The liner will be operated by Irkut Corporation, a subsidiary of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) for the training of flight instructors for Rossiya Airlines

Russian MC-21 Airliner Passes Lightning Tests

October 18, 2022 @ 05:34 AM

Russias state-owned United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has announced that the MC-21 single-aisle airliner has cleared lightning tests. “A complex of tests on the impact of lightning on the elements of the empennage and wing of the MC-21 aircraft, made from domestic composite materials, has been completed,” UAC said in an

Second MC-21 Airliner Prototype Makes Flight with Russian PD-14 Engines

October 7, 2022 @ 06:42 PM

The second MC-21 aircraft completed its first flight with domestic PD-14 engines, Russias state-owned Rostec has announced. The aircraft took off from the airfield of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of UACs subsidiary Irkut Corporation

China's C919 Large Passenger Aircraft Completes Airworthiness Certification

October 1, 2022 @ 08:47 AM

Chinas C919 large passenger aircraft has completed airworthiness certification in September. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Friday, was briefed about the design, manufacturing, experimenting, test flights, and airworthiness of the C919 aircraft

Work Begins on Russian-Chinese Wide-Body Airliner Project

September 16, 2022 @ 07:25 AM

Initial design of Russian-Chinese long-haul wide-body airliner, the CR929, is starting to take shape, as per reports citing a top official at Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). "The aircrafts general technical plan has been approved, and suppliers of the sections of the body and tail have been defined by now