French Airport Adopts Thales’ TopSky-UAS for Unmanned Air Traffic Management

December 1, 2021 @ 06:38 AM

Air Traffic controllers at Rennes airport in Brittany, France, have adopted Thales TopSky UAS, a cloud-based platform for unmanned air traffic management (UTM). TopSky-UAS entered service at Lille airport in Northern France in May 2021

UAC Constructs First MC-21-300 Aircraft with Russian-Made Composite Wing

December 1, 2021 @ 05:20 AM

Irkut Corporation, a subsidiary of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has completed the construction of the first MC-21-300 aircraft, the wing of which is made of Russian-made polymer composite materials. On November 30, 2021, the aircraft was transferred from the final assembly shop of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut...

Embraer, Pratt & Whitney Partner on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Flight Demonstration

November 30, 2021 @ 12:54 PM

Embraer signed a memorandum of understanding with Pratt & Whitney to collaborate on studies of 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on Tuesday. Technical teams from the two companies will engage to define an integrated ground and flight test plan for 100% SAF in a GTF-powered Embraer E195-E2 aircraft

Russian VSMPO-AVISMA to Continue Supplying Titanium to Boeing

November 18, 2021 @ 03:12 PM

Russia's VSMPO-AVISMA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Boeing affirming it will remain the largest titanium supplier for current and future Boeing commercial airplanes. Under the MOU signed by company leaders at the Dubai Airshow, Boeing and VSMPO-AVISMA will work together to: Increase utilization of their Russia-based Ural Boeing Manufacturing...

Rostec Launches Mass 3D Printing of PD-14 Engine Parts

November 12, 2021 @ 05:18 PM

Rostecs Additive Technology Center (ATC) launched mass 3D printing of parts for the PD-14 engine developed by United Engine Corporation (UEC) for MC-21 aircraft. At the first stage, mass production of elements of the PD-14 engine fuel system for MC-21 aircraft was set up

Collins Aerospace to Lead UK Collaboration to Develop Composite Parts for Next-Gen...

November 11, 2021 @ 05:24 AM

Collins Aerospace announced today it has formed a United Kingdom (UK)-based collaboration to help deliver complex-shaped composite components for the next generation of aircraft with a focus on system simplification, weight reduction and cost competitiveness. These improvements can help drive down the overall cost of manufacturing while increasing the competitiveness of the UKs aerospace industry as it supports global green initiatives leading to weight reduction and lower carbon emissions, the company said in a statement

Israel Aerospace, General Electric Begin First Boeing 777-300ERSF Passenger to Freighter Conversion...

August 12, 2021 @ 05:52 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) have started the structural modification phase in the conversion of the first Boeing 777-300ERSF under a $400 million agreement signed in 2019. The beginning of the conversion marks the end of the development process and the start of the structural and systems modification phase

Turkish Aerospace to Manufacture Half of Monthly Engine Cover Requirement for Boeing...

August 10, 2021 @ 08:00 AM

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) will produce half of the monthly engine covers required for all Boeing 737 aircraft under a contract finalized with the American plane maker on Monday. TAI will start producing engine covers for single-aisle family of Boeing 737s from 2025

Antonov, Government of Quebec Considering An-74TK-200 Manufacture in Canada

July 26, 2021 @ 12:48 PM

Antonov and the Government of Quebec are preparing to crystallize a deal with Ministry of Strategic Industries of Ukraine and state-owned Ukroboronprom on the production of An-74TK-200 aircraft in Quebec for international markets. The announcement came through the official website of the Canadian company Capital Hill Group (CHG)

Israel’s IAI Agrees to Set Up World’s First Passenger to Freighter Conversion...

July 6, 2021 @ 07:38 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Aviation Group said Tuesday it will establish a passenger to freighter conversion site to convert the Boeing 737-700/800 in partnership with Atitech company, at Atitechs leading MRO center in Naples, Italy. The cargo conversion site in Italy will join two existing cargo conversion sites in China

Airbus Establishes Centre to Accelerate Development of Hydrogen-Propulsion Technologies

June 14, 2021 @ 01:54 PM

Airbus has created Zero-Emission Development Centres (ZEDC) at its sites in Bremen (Germany) and in Nantes (France) to achieve cryogenic tank manufacturing to support the successful future market launch of ZEROe and to accelerate the development of hydrogen-propulsion technologies. The design and integration of tank structures is crucial to the performance of a future hydrogen aircraft