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European Aviation Regulator Greenlights Boeing 737 MAX as Safe to Fly

January 27, 2021 @ 12:50 PM

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) gave its seal of approval for the return to service of a modified version of the Boeing 737 MAX airplane. It mandated a package of software upgrades, electrical working rework, maintenance checks, operations manual updates and crew training which will allow the plane to...

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

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...

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

EmbraerX, Airservices to Develop Air Taxi Services in Australia

December 1, 2020 @ 05:12 PM

EmbraerX, and Airservices, Australias civil air navigation service provider, have developed a concept of operations (CONOPS) for the air taxi market, also known as urban air mobility (UAM). Using the City of Melbourne, Australia as a model, the CONOPS examines how existing air traffic management solutions can initially enable UAM operations while simultaneously preparing for scale of operations through new traffic management technologies

NASA Supercomputer Simulates Sonic Boom-Less Supersonic Commercial Aircraft

November 20, 2020 @ 07:46 AM

A NASA supercomputer has simulated flight of an aircraft cruising at speeds twice that of todays commercial jets, without generating any sound.

Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes to be Back in Skies

November 18, 2020 @ 02:01 PM

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Tu-154 Russian Airliner Makes Last Flight, to be Replaced by MC-21

October 30, 2020 @ 07:48 AM

Russias Tu-154, the countrys most massive passenger jet, made its final flight on Wednesday, October 28. A Tu-154, bearing tail number RA-85757, transported passengers from Yakut city of Mirny to Novosibirsk during its last flight

Mitsubishi Considering Freeze on Regional Jet Project

October 23, 2020 @ 07:49 AM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. could pull the plug on its ambitious project to build Japans first domestically manufactured passenger jet

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