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

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

Boeing in Talks to Acquire Spirit AeroSystems

March 4, 2024 @ 08:34 AM

Boeing has officially confirmed ongoing discussions regarding the potential acquisition of Spirit AeroSystems. The collaboration aims to strengthen the manufacturing operations of both companies, with Boeing expressing confidence that the reintegration could enhance aviation safety and overall product quality

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 of hydrogen fuel in Singapore's aviation decarbonization efforts

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 plant performance, and radio equipment for landing

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 in its civilian aircraft projects

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