Russian MC-21 Airliner Testing Ramped up With Two Aircraft Flying

June 5, 2020 @ 04:23 PM

Russian UAC has ramped up flight test program of the MC-21 jetliner often deploying two prototype aircraft simultaneously to make up for lost time caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program involves four experimental aircraft

Mitsubishi Launches MHI RJ Aviation Group

June 2, 2020 @ 04:49 AM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) acquired Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) Series for $550 million and launched MHI RJ Aviation Group regional jet service and support unit. “Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, MHI RJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ) is launching as a newly created group of entities providing a holistic service and support solution...

First Flight of All-Electric Cessna 208B Grand Caravan Plane

May 29, 2020 @ 10:28 AM

MagniX has conducted the first flight test of the 750-horsepower magni500 all-electric propulsion system on a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan plane in Moses Lake, Washington on May 28. "Following in the footsteps of the worlds first flight of the all-electric commercial aircraft – the eBeaver with Harbour Air – the eCaravan...

Boeing Restarts 737 MAX Production

May 28, 2020 @ 07:49 AM

Boeing said Wednesday it resumed low-rate production of the 737 MAX at the companys Renton, Washington factory. “Weve been on a continuous journey to evolve our production system and make it even stronger,” said Walt Odisho, vice president and general manager of the 737 program

Russia to Test MC-21 Airliner with Locally-made PD-14 engines later this year

May 24, 2020 @ 02:52 PM

The long delayed testing of the Russian MC-21 airliner with the domestically-made PD-14 engine will begin later this year. “In the near future we should install engines on an experimental aircraft in order to start testing this year,” Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov was quoted as saying by...

Pakistan Airlines Airbus A320 with 100 Onboard Crashes

May 22, 2020 @ 11:16 AM

An Airbus A320 airplane operated by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying around 100 people crashed in a congested residential area near Karachi Airport on Friday afternoon. The Lahore-Karachi PK 803 flight allegedly crashed a minute away from the airport

Credit Card Details of 2,208 easyJet Customers Stolen

May 20, 2020 @ 08:13 AM

British airlines EasyJet has admitted credit card details of 2,208 customers had been stolen by hackers who have also managed to access email addresses and travel details of approximately 9 million people. “We are informing our customers that EasyJet has been the target of an attack from a highly sophisticated source

GKN Aerospace to Provide Wing, Empennage, Wiring to 'Alice' Electric Aircraft

May 19, 2020 @ 12:35 PM

GKN Aerospace has won a contract to provide lightweight wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for ‘Alice all-electric aircraft. “The collaboration agreement covers the design and manufacture of wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for Alice, the ground-breaking regional electric aircraft recently launched by Eviation,” GKN Aerospace said in a release on Monday

Rostec-Owned Airline to Buy 76 SSJ-100, 21 MC-21 Airliners by 2024

May 19, 2020 @ 09:51 AM

In a bold attempt to rescue Russia's civil aircraft manufacturers, Red Wings, owned by Rostec will buy up to 60 Sukhoi Super Jet (SSJ) 100 and 16 MC-21 airliners by 2024. “By 2024, Red Wings is required to purchase up to 60 SSJ100s and 16 MC-21s

Israel Aerospace to test TaxiBot Semi-Robotic Vehicle in Amsterdam, Bangalore Airports

May 14, 2020 @ 07:09 AM

Schiphol airport in Amsterdam and Bangalore airport in India could deploy TaxiBot pilot-controlled semi-robotic vehicle post COVID-19 crisis, with developer Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) having begun testing at the dromes. “IAI with its partners TLD and SAS is expanding its TaxiBot operation and deployment to additional airports: Schiphol in Amsterdam and Bangalore Airport in India,” the company said in a release Wednesday

Embraer’s Jet Deliveries Down by a Third after Fallout with Boeing

May 12, 2020 @ 02:00 PM

Embraer delivered 14 jets in the first quarter of the year, down from 22 planes delivered during the same period in 2019, partly due to Boeings scrapping of a strategic partnership with the company in April. “Embraer seasonally has fewer deliveries during the first quarter of the year, and in 2020 in particular, the commercial aircraft deliveries in the first quarter were also negatively impacted by the conclusion of the separation of Embraer's Commercial Aviation unit in January,” the company said Tuesday

Russia Plans Supersonic Civil Aircraft Using MIG-29 as Base

May 12, 2020 @ 10:09 AM

Russia plans to create a prototype demonstrator of a new generation supersonic civil aircraft by 2023 using the MiG-29 fighter jet as a “donar” aircraft. The move signals a new race with the United States to build a supersonic passenger jet that can fly at mach 2 or twice the speed of sound