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Cold Weather Testing – Why Do They Do It (and where)?

Cold Weather Testing – Why Do They Do It (and where)?

Boeing’s 777X and COMAC’s C919 are undergoing different types of cold weather testing. This is part of the certification process for both aircraft. Aircraft manufacturers have to keep a lot of people happy, when they certify an aircraft. By design, commercial aircraft...
CR929 – Russia And China Give The Go-Ahead

CR929 – Russia And China Give The Go-Ahead

After some protracted negotiations between the two partners, Russia and China agree to begin production of the CR929 this year. We have seen before that both countries are working separately on very interesting single-aisle projects. Both of them aim to rival the A320...
Single-Aisle Alternatives To Boeing And Airbus?

Single-Aisle Alternatives To Boeing And Airbus?

Boeing and Airbus are the predominant choices for single-aisle aircraft today. But there are some offerings beyond these, for those who want them. Say you want to start an airline. You want to carry around 160 to 200+ passengers at short and medium haul distances. You...
COMAC C919 Debuts Air Show Performance

COMAC C919 Debuts Air Show Performance

Still in flight testing, the COMAC C919 made its first air-show flight in China, being the largest among performing aircraft in the two-day event. The Chinese pretender to the narrow-body throne has faced multiple delays, not unlike other such projects. Testing is...