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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...

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...

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

IAI Delivers First Converted B737-700 Cargo Aircraft to Tianjin Cargo Airlines in...

October 1, 2020 @ 08:27 AM

IAI's Aviation Group has delivered the first Passenger-to-Cargo converted Boeing 737-700 to Chines airline - Tianjin Cargo Airlines, which will become the first operator of this type of aircraft in China. The conversion work was carried out at the Tianjin MRO site, under a partnership agreement with IAI and Haite Group for developing the B737-700 and B737-800 STC

UAC Prepares for First Test Flight of Il-114-300 Plane

October 1, 2020 @ 04:57 AM

Russias United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has begun preparations to conduct the first flight of the first prototype of the Il-114-300 aircraft. In a

BAE System to Supply Flight Control System for World’s First Supersonic...

September 16, 2020 @ 09:32 AM

BAE Systems has received a contract from Aerion Supersonic to supply flight control system for its new AS2 supersonic business jet that will fly at a maximum speed of Mach 1.4 (about 1728 kilometers per hour)

Boeing Commercial Airplanes Delivery less than a Third of 2019

July 15, 2020 @ 06:38 AM

In its Second-Quarter delivery results announced Tuesday, planemaker Boeing put out bleak numbers. The company delivered 70 (Q2: 20) airplanes this year, down from 239 (Q2: 90) in 2019

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