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