Russian MC-21 Airliner Applies for Fresh Certification to fly with Domestic Engine

October 21, 2020 @ 10:51 AM

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has accepted applications for approval of major changes to the certificate of the MC-21-300 aircraft- for the installation of PD-14 engines and for use of domestic composites in the main structural elements of the airframe. The airliner will get a new designation- MC-21-310 and...

Sound-Absorbing Components of MC-21's PD-14 Engine Developed

July 29, 2020 @ 11:23 AM

Russias ORPE Technologiya has developed resonance-type sound-absorbing structures and burn-in-panels of PD-14 engine to United Engine Corporation (UEC) for testing. Rostec

Russian PD-14 Engine successfully "tried on" on MC-21-310 Plane

July 24, 2020 @ 07:01 AM

Russia's state-owned Rostec announced Thursday it completed installation testing of locally manufactured PD-14 engine on MC-21-310 prototype aircraft. Russia's MC-21-300 fitted with local engines has been renamed as MC-21-310

First Flight of All-Electric Cessna 208B Grand Caravan Plane

May 29, 2020 @ 10:28 AM

MagniX has conducted the first flight test of the 750-horsepower magni500 all-electric propulsion system on a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan plane in Moses Lake, Washington on May 28. "Following in the footsteps of the worlds first flight of the all-electric commercial aircraft – the eBeaver with Harbour Air – the eCaravan...

Russia to Test MC-21 Airliner with Locally-made PD-14 engines later this year

May 24, 2020 @ 02:52 PM

The long delayed testing of the Russian MC-21 airliner with the domestically-made PD-14 engine will begin later this year. “In the near future we should install engines on an experimental aircraft in order to start testing this year,” Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov was quoted as saying by...

General Electric Engines To Power Chinese COMAC C919 Jet

April 8, 2020 @ 10:49 AM

General Electric (GE) has been granted a license to supply CFM LEAP-1C engine to power China's COMAC C919 narrow-body jetliner slated to go into service next year. "We received notification that GE Aviation has license approval for engines for the C919," a spokeswoman for GE told Reuters on Tuesday