Singapore to be a Hub of Future Hydrogen-fueled Large Commercial Planes

February 22, 2024 @ 07:08 AM

Singapore is setting its sights on becoming a hub for hydrogen-fueled large commercial planes, as outlined by the Singapore Hydrogen Cooperation Committee. Formed after the Cooperation Agreement signing in February 2022, involving Airbus, Changi Airport Group, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), and Linde, the committee has been scrutinizing the feasibility...

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...

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

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

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...

Yakolev MC-21 Airliner Bags 10 Aircraft Order from Russia's Aurora Airlines

September 11, 2023 @ 06:45 AM

Yakovlev, a part of Rostec-owned United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), and Aurora Airlines signed an agreement of intent during the VIII Eastern Economic Forum for the supply of 10 M-21 aircraft from 2027 to 2030. The document was signed by Deputy General Director of PJSC UAC for Civil Aviation and General Director of PJSC Yakovlev, Andrey Boginsky, and General Director of Aurora Airlines, Konstantin Sukhorebrik

Russia Proposes to Transfer Western-component Based SSJ-100 Jetliner to India's HAL

August 16, 2023 @ 06:07 AM

Even as Russia is replacing foreign components in its Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) regional jetliner, it had sent a proposal to Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to transfer older Western component-based aircraft to India. This information was revealed by a source from United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) to Defense Mirror at the ongoing ARMY-2023 Forum

Su-30 Manufacturer, Irkut Corporation Rebranded as 'Yakovlev'

July 27, 2023 @ 07:14 AM

United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) set into action plans to rebrand Irkut Corporation as Yakovlev. Yakovlev Design Bureau has been part of the Irkut Corporation since 2004, but now the entire company will bear the name of A

Asia-Pacific Country Orders Long-Range Patrol Aircraft Based on ATR 72-600 Plane

July 11, 2023 @ 05:47 AM

Elbit Systems has won a contract worth approximately $114 million with an Asian-Pacific country to supply two long-range patrol aircraft (LRPA) equipped with an advanced and comprehensive mission suite. The contract will be carried out over a period of five years

Swiss Startup Reveals Ultra-Long-Range Hypersonic Hydrogen Airplane

July 5, 2023 @ 05:31 AM

Destinus debuted the latest demonstrator of an aircraft at the Paris Airshow that can connect New York and Paris in about 90 minutes! Founded in 2021, Destinus is headquartered in Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. It has facilities and offices in Madrid, Munich, Toulouse and Paris

First Flight of "Completely Russian" MC-21 Airliner by End 2023: UAC Chief

June 22, 2023 @ 03:03 PM

Russias troubled MC-21 airliner program which had to replace several imported components with locally-developed ones to get past Western sanctions, will mark its first flight by the end of 2024. Key components which were replaced include an all new engine, designated PD-14, avionics and wings made of composites

RTX Tests Hybrid-electric Propulsion Demonstrator with 1MW Motor

June 19, 2023 @ 11:53 AM

RTX said it completed a rated power test of the demonstrator's 1 megawatt (MW) electric motor, developed by Collins Aerospace. The 1MW motor will be combined with a thermal engine, developed by Pratt & Whitney, as part of a hybrid-electric propulsion system that aims to demonstrate a 30 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions compared to today's advanced regional turboprops