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

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...

Boeing Selects RTX for X-66A NASA Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Project

October 4, 2023 @ 07:17 AM

Boeing has chosen RTX as a partner for NASA's project aimed at enhancing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions in future aircraft through the use of the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) concept. RTX will collaborate with Boeing to develop the X-66A flight demonstrator, which is part of NASA's Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project...

Russian Titanium Supplier, VSMPO-Avisma Added to U.S. Export Restrictions List

September 26, 2023 @ 09:55 AM

Russian VSMPO-Avisma, a supplier of titanium to Airbus and other European aircraft manufacturers, has been placed on a U.S

Russia's UAC Advances MC-21, SJ-100 Aircraft Deliveries to Aeroflot from 2025 to

September 12, 2023 @ 10:42 AM

Russias United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has advanced deliveries of MC-21 and SJ-100 aircraft to Aeroflot airlines from 2025 to 2024 having completed the process of replacing western components with domestically-made ones. Sergei Chemezov, CEO of Rostec Corp

Import-Substituted Russian 'Superjet' Completes its First Flight

August 29, 2023 @ 09:08 AM

Russias state-owned Rostec has announced that the prototype of the 'SJ-100' short-haul aircraft, equipped exclusively with domestically sourced components, has completed its inaugural flight. The flight lasted 54 minutes, taking place at altitudes of up to 3,000 meters and reaching speeds of up to 343 km/h

Russian SJ-100 Aircraft with All Indigenous Parts Passes Nose Landing Gear Test

August 28, 2023 @ 04:17 AM

A prototype of the Russian short-haul airliner SJ-100 fitted with only country-made parts has finished test runs with the front landing gear off the runway. The next stage of factory testing will be the first flight of the aircraft

Russia Proposes to Transfer Western-component Based SSJ-100 Jetliner to India's HAL

August 16, 2023 @ 06:07 AM

Even as Russia is replacing foreign components in its Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) regional jetliner, it had sent a proposal to Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to transfer older Western component-based aircraft to India. This information was revealed by a source from United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) to Defense Mirror at the ongoing ARMY-2023 Forum

Aeroflot Sends its Airbus A330-300 to Iran for Maintenance

April 10, 2023 @ 06:03 PM

Russias Aeroflot has sent one of its Airbus A330-300 aircraft to Iran for maintenance, the Russian news website RBC reported on Monday.This comes amid Western sanctions banning not only flights to and from Russia but also the maintenance of aircraft belonging to Russian airlines by Western manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus

Boeing to Develop Large Lightweight Wings to Accommodate Fuel-efficient Engines

January 20, 2023 @ 12:17 PM

Boeing is leading a team tasked to develop a Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) to accommodate advanced propulsion systems for fuel-efficient aircraft. The technologies demonstrated and tested as part of the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator (SFD) program will inform future designs and could lead to breakthrough aerodynamics and fuel efficiency gains