Russian MC-21-300 Aircraft Rolls off Runway, No Damage Reported

January 18, 2021 @ 02:05 PM

Russias MC-21-300 airliner rolled off the runway during tests of its emergency braking systems and simulated failure of one engine. “The crew was not injured and no visible damage to the aircraft was found

Sukhoi Upgrading Superjet 100 with Domestic Engine, Avionics

January 13, 2021 @ 10:37 AM

Russias United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is working on a new version of the countrys first passenger aircraft, Superjet 100, under its SSJ New Project. Under the project, foreign-made systems and components of the aircraft will be replaced with domestic ones, including jet engines

Indonesian Boeing 737-500 crashes; 62 Passengers, Crew Feared Killed

January 9, 2021 @ 02:26 PM

A Boeing 737-500 airplane belonging to Indonesian airline, Sriwijaya Air is suspected to have crashed in waters off Laki Island after losing radio contact this afternoon. "Management is still communicating and investigating this matter, and will immediately issue an official statement after obtaining factual information," Sriwijaya Air's Senior Manager Corporate Communication,...

Boeing Agrees to Pay $2.5B to Settle Charges Over 737 MAX

January 8, 2021 @ 07:23 AM

Boeing said today it will pay $2.5 billion to settle a Justice Department investigation and admitted that employees defrauded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) when it first won approval for the flawed 737 MAX jet

Pock Marked-Fuselage Shows Impact of Bird Hit on Turkish Cargo Flight

January 4, 2021 @ 08:41 AM

The front fuselage of a Turkish Airlines cargo flight endured deep pock marks as it hit a flock of birds soon after take-off in Istanbul on Sunday. A Turkish Airlines (THY) cargo plane flying from Istanbul to Kazakhstan's Almaty city Sunday made an emergency landing in Istanbul as it encountered a...

Qatar Airways to Deploy 3 New Boeing 777 Freighters for COVID-19 Logistics

January 2, 2021 @ 09:06 AM

Qatar Airways Cargo took delivery of three Boeing 777 Freighters as the airline continues to build its cargo division with the World's largest and most capable twin-engine freighter. The triple delivery comes as air freight is playing a pivotal role amid the COVID-19 pandemic – including transporting newly approved vaccines – and is projected to increase more than 4% over the next two decades

FAA, Boeing Accused of Manipulating 737 MAX Tests During Recertification

December 22, 2020 @ 10:09 AM

A recent Senate report has claimed that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing manipulated 737 MAX recertification tests following two fatal crashes that led to the worldwide grounding of these jets. This comes a month after the FAA and State of Design for Boeing aircraft published their final approval of the modified 737 MAX in the Federal Register

Russia’s Il-114-300 Passenger Jet Makes First Flight

December 16, 2020 @ 03:27 PM

Russias new regional passenger turboprop aircraft Il-114-300 made its first flight at the Zhukovsky airfield, today. The aircraft was manufactured by United Aircraft Corporation (UAC)

Russian MC-21 Jetliner Makes First Flight with Indigenous PD-14 Engine

December 15, 2020 @ 07:11 AM

The MC-21 medium-range passenger aircraft made its first flight with a domestically-made engine, Rostec state corporation, the holding company of Russian aerospace and defence entities announced today. “On December 15, 2020, at the airfield of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the first flight of the MC-21-310 aircraft, equipped with new Russian PD-14 engines, took place

Tests of New Sukhoi Superjet Engine’s Gas Generator in March 2021

December 14, 2020 @ 09:32 AM

Russias state-run Rostec announced today that tests of gas generator for PD-8 engine that will power Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliner will take place in March 2021. If successful, the gas generator is likely to be

Sino-Russian JV Targets Delivery of 1000 CR929 Jets by 2045

December 10, 2020 @ 09:10 AM

China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation (CRAIC) projects delivery of 1,000 CR929 250-to-350 seat wide-body twinjet airliners by 2045. "The project of CR929, first long-range wide-body jetliner jointly developed by China and Russia, moves forward steadily, with a total of 1,000 expected to be handed over between 2023 and 2045," chief Chinese designer Chen Yingchun said at an aviation summit in Hangzhou Wednesday

Ruselectronics Launches Compact ATC Radars for Small Airports

December 5, 2020 @ 04:49 AM

Russias Ruselectronics Holding, subsidiary of state-owned Rostec, has developed Miass mobile air traffic control (ATC) radars to improve safety of air traffic at small airports. Tests of the radar will begin in the second quarter of 2021, Rostec announced today