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Leonardo, Vertical Aerospace to Collaborate on Electric Aircraft Fuselage Development

February 9, 2022 @ 07:04 AM

Vertical Aerospace signed a joint development program with Leonardo for the design, testing, manufacture and supply of the carbon composite fuselage for Verticals VX4 electric aircraft. Vertical and Leonardo will work together on optimising lightweight composite structures, modular design, systems installation, and structural testing for the co-development of the aircrafts fuselage...

VSMPO-AVISMA Will Continue to Supply Titanium for Airbus A350

January 20, 2022 @ 03:33 AM

VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation has signed an agreement with Spanish company Aernnova Aerospace to continue supplying titanium products for Airbus A350 aircraft until 2028. Under the terms of the agreement, VSMPO-AVISMA will continue to supply the company with titanium forgings intended for the structures of the Airbus A350 aircraft, Russias state-run Rostec said...

UAC to Supply 4 MC-21 Aircraft to Rossiya Airlines in 2022

January 7, 2022 @ 08:19 AM

United Aircraft Corp (UAC) will supply 4 units of the MC-21 airliner to Rossiya Airlines in 2022 eventually leading to a production run of 76 aircraft by 2027. The initial batch of 4 aircraft will be equipped with the U

Irkut MC-21-300 Airliner Receives Type Certificate from Russia’s Federal Agency for Air...

December 29, 2021 @ 07:44 AM

Russias Federal Agency for Air Transport (Rosaviatsia) issued the Irkut Corporation a type certificate for the MC-21-300 passenger aircraft. The document confirms the compliance of the MC-21-300 aircraft with the certification requirements for civil aviation equipment

Russia’s MC-21-300 with Domestic Composite Wing Makes First Flight

December 27, 2021 @ 06:06 AM

Russias MC-21-300 aircraft with a locally-made polymer composite wing has made its first flight. The liner took off from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC)-owned Irkut company, Rostec announced

Russian MC-21 Airliner Flies with Locally-made Polymer Composite Wings

December 25, 2021 @ 09:28 AM

The Russian MC-21-300 airliner today marked its first flight with a Russian-made polymer composite materials. The flight marks a major relief for the United Aircraft Corporation, a part of Holding company Rostec which was denied American composite technology due to US sanctions against Russian aerospace entities

Russian MC-21-300 Airliner Operates Limited Passenger Flights as Part of Final Certification...

December 23, 2021 @ 07:36 AM

Russias MC-21-300 aircraft performed 12 flights on various routes with passengers on board as part of final certification tests. The purpose of the proof tests, which are carried out at the final stage of certification flights, is to check the aircraft under conditions that are as close as possible to real operation

Ukrainian National Airlines to be Launch Customer for Antonov An-158 aircraft

December 16, 2021 @ 11:26 AM

Newly formed Ukrainian National Airlines will likely purchase the first five An-158 aircraft from the Antonov State Enterprise, which is part of state enterprise, Ukroboronprom. This was announced during a joint press-briefing by the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and General Director of Ukroboronprom Yuriy Husyev

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 Corporation, to the flight test division

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 (UBM) joint venture; Increase R&D investment and continue to develop new titanium alloys and technologies; and Explore new opportunities to expand VSMPO-AVISMA's role producing titanium parts and components beyond raw material or forging, for current and future Boeing commercial airplanes

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