Russian Tu-214 Aircraft Completes First Flight as "Flying Laboratory" for Import Substitution

June 15, 2024 @ 04:37 AM

The Tu-214 aircraft, produced by the Kazan Aviation Plant, a branch of Tupolev JSC under the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), has completed its first flight after being restored to airworthiness. The Tu-214 is a twin-engine narrow-body aircraft derived from the Tu-204, with a passenger capacity of 210 and a range of...

Import-Substituted SJ-100 Jetliner Begins Certification Flight Tests in Russia

June 11, 2024 @ 06:22 AM

A prototype of the import-substituted short-haul aircraft Superjet-100 (SJ-100), developed by PJSC Yakovlev of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), has embarked on its certification flight tests. The first flight that took place on June 10 also tested a domestic fuel system

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...

Russia’s KRET to Unveil ‘Black Box’ for Airplanes, Helicopters

June 5, 2024 @ 09:04 AM

Rostec subsidiary Concern Radioelectronic Technologies (KRET) is set to unveil a "black box" equipped with solid-state memory designed for civil aircraft at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF)

Rolls Royce to Supply Twin Hybrid Propulsion for Japan' AEGIS Destroyer

May 30, 2024 @ 10:58 AM

Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply the twin MT30-powered hybrid electro-mechanical propulsion arrangement to power Japans Aegis System Equipped Vessel (ASEV), a Japanese destroyer programme.9 The MT30 gas turbine's unique power density ensures the JMSDF destroyers meet top speed requirements without compromising performance

AURA AERO, Airbus Protect Cooperate for Certification of ERA Hybrid-Electric Aircraft

May 28, 2024 @ 12:44 PM

AURA AERO and Airbus Protect have entered into a cooperation agreement to facilitate the certification process of ERA, the upcoming 19-seater hybrid-electric aircraft developed by AURA AERO. Under this agreement, both companies will address safety, cybersecurity, and sustainability concerns associated with the ERA program and its production methods

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

U.K. Completes Quantum Navigation Flight Trials Unaffected by Jamming

May 13, 2024 @ 12:00 PM

The United Kingdom has conducted commercial flight trials of quantum-based navigation systems that are impervious to jamming or spoofing attempts by hostile entities. The trials, conducted at MoD Boscombe Down in Wiltshire, were led by Infleqtion, a quantum technology firm, in partnership with aerospace giants BAE Systems and QinetiQ

Russian Import-Substituted Superjet-100 Prototype Completes Factory Testing

April 29, 2024 @ 05:42 AM

A prototype of the Superjet-100, developed by PJSC Yakovlev of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), has completed its factory development testing program. This marks a step towards the certification of the aircraft

Second Russian Il-114-300 Passenger Plane Prototype Performs Maiden Flight

April 1, 2024 @ 04:26 AM

Rostecs United Aircraft Corporation has announced that the second Il-114-300 prototype aircraft made its first flight from the airfield of the branch of PJSC UAC - LAZ named after P.A

Boeing Eyes Cutting Airbus Ties in Spirit AeroSystems Talks

March 20, 2024 @ 11:43 AM

Boeing is considering reducing Spirit AeroSystems' links to its competitor Airbus amid complications in Boeing's bid to reclaim its former subsidiary. This decision, first reported by