Mitsubishi to 'Improve' SpaceJet M90 Airliner Design

June 15, 2020 @ 09:40 AM

Mitsubishi Aircraft announced Monday that it will improve the design of SpaceJet, Japans first home-grown passenger plane. The company said its priority will be on obtaining type certification for the SpaceJet M90 this fiscal year

Mitsubishi Aircraft to Downsize Workforce by Half

June 13, 2020 @ 10:32 AM

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. may lay off more than half of its 2,000-strong employees after the deadly COVID-19 virus ravaged travel demand and delays continue to plague its regional jet project

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...

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...

Boeing to Resume 737 Max Production at Low-rate This Year: CEO Calhoun

April 29, 2020 @ 05:42 PM

Boeing expects to resume 737 MAX production at low rates in 2020, gradually increasing to 31 planes per month during 2021, with gradual increases to correspond to market demand, Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun said in a letter to employees today. We are progressing toward the safe return to service of the 737 MAX in close coordination with the U

Sanctions Helped Russian MC-21 Airliner Escape COVID-19 Bloodbath

April 27, 2020 @ 03:16 PM

US sanctions against Russias United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) helped the MC-21 airliner project escape current bloodbath facing the aviation industry caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Had the MC-21 kept to its original schedule and commenced serial production by 2018 with deliveries to airline customers by 2019-20; it would have got caught up in aircraft order cancellations by airlines as the COVID-19 pandemic hit the travel industry hard from the beginning of 2020