Airbus to Use Wind-assisted Propulsion in Ship that Transports A320 Sub-assemblies

September 29, 2023 @ 10:49 AM

Airbus said it will retrofit one of the chartered vessels that transports A320 sub-assemblies with wind-assisted propulsion technology. The eSAIL, developed by the Spain-based firm bound4blue, creates as much as six to seven times more lift than a conventional rigid sail

Russia's UAC Looks to Source Components of MC-21, SJ-100 Aircraft from India

September 20, 2023 @ 08:53 AM

Russias United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is looking to India as a source for components for its MC-21, SJ-100, and other civil aircraft projects, for which it has received several dozen firm orders from domestic airlines. UAC has replaced hundreds of components that were previously sourced from Western suppliers with locally-made ones...

Yakolev MC-21 Airliner Bags 10 Aircraft Order from Russia's Aurora Airlines

September 11, 2023 @ 06:45 AM

Yakovlev, a part of Rostec-owned United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), and Aurora Airlines signed an agreement of intent during the VIII Eastern Economic Forum for the supply of 10 M-21 aircraft from 2027 to 2030. The document was signed by Deputy General Director of PJSC UAC for Civil Aviation and General Director...

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...

Su-30 Manufacturer, Irkut Corporation Rebranded as 'Yakovlev'

July 27, 2023 @ 07:14 AM

United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) set into action plans to rebrand Irkut Corporation as Yakovlev. Yakovlev Design Bureau has been part of the Irkut Corporation since 2004, but now the entire company will bear the name of A

Asia-Pacific Country Orders Long-Range Patrol Aircraft Based on ATR 72-600 Plane

July 11, 2023 @ 05:47 AM

Elbit Systems has won a contract worth approximately $114 million with an Asian-Pacific country to supply two long-range patrol aircraft (LRPA) equipped with an advanced and comprehensive mission suite. The contract will be carried out over a period of five years

Swiss Startup Reveals Ultra-Long-Range Hypersonic Hydrogen Airplane

July 5, 2023 @ 05:31 AM

Destinus debuted the latest demonstrator of an aircraft at the Paris Airshow that can connect New York and Paris in about 90 minutes! Founded in 2021, Destinus is headquartered in Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. It has facilities and offices in Madrid, Munich, Toulouse and Paris

First Flight of "Completely Russian" MC-21 Airliner by End 2023: UAC Chief

June 22, 2023 @ 03:03 PM

Russias troubled MC-21 airliner program which had to replace several imported components with locally-developed ones to get past Western sanctions, will mark its first flight by the end of 2024. Key components which were replaced include an all new engine, designated PD-14, avionics and wings made of composites

RTX Tests Hybrid-electric Propulsion Demonstrator with 1MW Motor

June 19, 2023 @ 11:53 AM

RTX said it completed a rated power test of the demonstrator's 1 megawatt (MW) electric motor, developed by Collins Aerospace. The 1MW motor will be combined with a thermal engine, developed by Pratt & Whitney, as part of a hybrid-electric propulsion system that aims to demonstrate a 30 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions compared to today's advanced regional turboprops

Russian 100-Seater Airliner, SSJ-NEW Getting Prepared for First Flight

June 10, 2023 @ 05:35 AM

The ‘Russified variant of the SSJ airliner, the SSJ-NEW, is being prepared for its first flight, albeit Russian-made PD-8 engine. Irkut Corporation, part of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Rostec, has completed a field session of the Scientific and Technical Council (STC), dedicated to the preparation of the first prototype SSJ-NEW aircraft for flight tests

Russian Robot to Replace Foreign Equipment used on MC-21 Jetliner

May 26, 2023 @ 08:12 AM

United Aircraft Corporations (UAC) Irkut has collaborated with South Russian State Polytechnic University. N

Russian MC-21, SSJ-100 Passenger Aircraft Will be Shown in New Livery at...

April 29, 2023 @ 05:23 PM

Russian MC-21 and SSJ-100 passenger aircraft, painted in a new livery with domestically-made paints will be presented at the MAKS-2023 international air show in July this year."The aircraft have been painted in a new livery, designed in accordance with the current corporate identity of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), presented in 2022