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

Boeing Facility in Japan to Study Sustainable Aviation Fuels, Electrification

August 1, 2022 @ 11:29 AM

Boeing has opened a new Boeing Research and Technology (BR&T) center in Japan to focus on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), electric / hydrogen propulsion, robotics, digitization and composites. The BR&T – Japan Research Center will be located in Nagoya

Russia’s Annual Delivery Capacity of MC-21 Airplane to Touch 72 in 2029

June 27, 2022 @ 10:23 AM

Russia plans to supply customers with 72 MC-21 passenger aircraft per year starting in 2029. "The program for the creation of MC-21 aircraft provides for the supply of 72 aircraft per year starting from 2029 - with the start of deliveries of the first production aircraft (that's 6 aircraft) in 2024," Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said during a meeting between Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and deputy prime ministers on Monday

Denied Under Sanctions, Russia Plans to 3-D Print Parts for Boeing, Airbus...

April 19, 2022 @ 04:11 AM

The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) plans to produce parts for Boeing and Airbus aircraft which are denied to Russian airlines due to sanctions imposed in the wake of the Ukraine war. The MIT has asked Russian air carriers and service companies to provide data on the nomenclature and number of required spare parts,

Airbus, Kawasaki to Study Hydrogen as Fuel in Aviation

April 13, 2022 @ 10:27 AM

Airbus and Kawasaki signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to work together on the preparation of the hydrogen fueled ecosystem. The scope will include different aspects of the hydrogen supply chain, from the production of hydrogen to its delivery to airports and transfer on-board aircraft

flyExclusive to Buy 30 Cessna Citation CJ3 Business Jets

April 8, 2022 @ 01:47 PM

Exclusive Jets, LLC, operating as flyExclusive has contracted Textron Aviation to obtain up to 30 Cessna Citation CJ3+ jets. flyExclusive expects to take delivery of five aircraft in 2023, with the option to purchase additional aircraft for deliveries through 2025