Second Russian Il-114-300 Passenger Plane Prototype Performs Maiden Flight

April 1, 2024 @ 04:26 AM

Rostecs United Aircraft Corporation has announced that the second Il-114-300 prototype aircraft made its first flight from the airfield of the branch of PJSC UAC - LAZ named after P.A

Boeing Eyes Cutting Airbus Ties in Spirit AeroSystems Talks

March 20, 2024 @ 11:43 AM

Boeing is considering reducing Spirit AeroSystems' links to its competitor Airbus amid complications in Boeing's bid to reclaim its former subsidiary. This decision, first reported by

Collins Aerospace's Philippines Facility Delivers First Set of Seats to Airbus

March 14, 2024 @ 11:15 AM

Collins Aerospace has shipped its first seating order from its facility in Tanauan City, Philippines, to Airbus. The delivery of the Meridian main cabin seat supports an airline customer's narrow-body linefit program, offering passengers ergonomic comfort, increased living space and ample in-seat storage

Boeing in Talks to Acquire Spirit AeroSystems

March 4, 2024 @ 08:34 AM

Boeing has officially confirmed ongoing discussions regarding the potential acquisition of Spirit AeroSystems. The collaboration aims to strengthen the manufacturing operations of both companies, with Boeing expressing confidence that the reintegration could enhance aviation safety and overall product quality

Singapore to be a Hub of Future Hydrogen-fueled Large Commercial Planes

February 22, 2024 @ 07:08 AM

Singapore is setting its sights on becoming a hub for hydrogen-fueled large commercial planes, as outlined by the Singapore Hydrogen Cooperation Committee. Formed after the Cooperation Agreement signing in February 2022, involving Airbus, Changi Airport Group, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), and Linde, the committee has been scrutinizing the feasibility...

Rostec Launches Production of SJ-100's PD-8 Engine Blades from Latest Heat-Resistant Alloys...

February 15, 2024 @ 07:39 AM

Rostecs subsidiary, United Engine Corporation (UEC), has initiated the production of heat-resistant blades for the PD-8 engine, capable of withstanding exceptionally high loads. The components are being manufactured at the Rybinsk enterprise "ODK-Saturn" in an innovative foundry complex using the latest heat-resistant nickel alloys, developed in collaboration with scientists from the National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute" - VIAM

Rolls-Royce Announces Virgin Atlantic's World First Transatlantic Flight with 100% Sustainable Aviation

November 28, 2023 @ 10:45 AM

Virgin Atlantic has conducted the first transatlantic flight utilizing 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) aboard a Boeing 787 with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, departing from London's Heathrow and landing at New York's JFK airport. This flight, supported by government funding, aims to showcase the feasibility of a greener approach to aviation

Chinese-built Airport Inaugurated in Angola

November 16, 2023 @ 10:09 AM

AVIC International Engineering Company, a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) of China, successfully inaugurated Dr. Neto International Airport in Luanda, Angola, on November 10

Russian Il-96-400M Wide-body Long-range Aircraft Prototype Completes Maiden Flight

November 2, 2023 @ 02:28 AM

The prototype of the Russian wide-body long-range aircraft, Il-96-400M, manufactured at the VASO branch of Il PJSC, a part of Rostec's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), has taken to the skies for the first time. During its inaugural flight, the aircraft underwent comprehensive testing to evaluate its stability, controllability, systems' operability, power plant performance, and radio equipment for landing

French Airports Receive 70 Bomb Threats in a Week

October 30, 2023 @ 08:24 AM

The previous week witnessed an alarming surge of nearly 70 false bomb threats directed at French airports, consistently originating from the same email address located in Switzerland, according to French Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune. This was reported by French publication

Russian Avionics for MC-21 Airliner's Cockpit Delivered to Plane Maker

October 27, 2023 @ 01:13 PM

Concern Radioelectronic Technologies of the Rostec State Corporation has delivered the first set of entirely Russian avionics for the cockpit of the imported MC-21 airliner, furthering the cause of import substitution in the aerospace industry. These avionics, including aircraft systems control panels and lighting equipment, have been developed by the Ulyanovsk Instrument Design Bureau (UKBP), a part of the Rostec-owned KRET (Concern of Radioelectronic Technologies)

France’s Safran, India’s HAL Sign MoU on Commercial Engine Parts Production...

October 27, 2023 @ 11:12 AM

Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and French engine maker Safran signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Thursday announcing their intent to develop industrial cooperation in forging parts manufacturing for commercial engines. Under the terms of the MoU, HAL will produce LEAP engine parts for Safran Aircraft Engines in its facilities in Bangalore, supporting Government of Indias “Make in India” policy as well as the LEAP program unprecedented ramp-up