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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...

DENSO, Honeywell to Make Propulsion Systems for Electric Aircraft

May 25, 2021 @ 08:36 AM

DENSO said it signed a long-term agreement with Honeywell, establishing an alliance focused on electric propulsion units to meet new aerospace needs. The companies will develop and manufacture electric propulsion systems for aircraft, initially prioritizing the urban air mobility (UAM) segment with a focus on air taxis and delivery vehicles

Israel Aerospace to Establish Boeing 777 Conversion Facility in South Korea

May 4, 2021 @ 08:26 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) Aviation Group said today it signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), with the Incheon International Airport and Sharp Technics, to establish a Passenger 2 Cargo (P2F) conversion site in South Korea. The facility will specialize in converting Boeing 777-ERSF ("Big Twin") from passenger to freighter

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 fly safely in European skies after almost two years on the ground

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 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

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