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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...
INCIDENT – MC-21 Prototype Has Runway Excursion

INCIDENT – MC-21 Prototype Has Runway Excursion

There was an incident with the first MC-21 prototype today, when it had a runway excursion. Despite early reports, it was NOT a runway overrun. There were no injuries among the test pilots and other crew. The incident took place in Zhukovsky airport, near Moscow....
Irkut MC-21 Makes First Flight With Russian Engines

Irkut MC-21 Makes First Flight With Russian Engines

Still in development, Irkut’s MC-21 swapped its American-made PW1400G engines with the Russian PD-14s, and flew for the first time. The flight took place at Irkut’s own airfield in Siberia, on Tuesday. It’s been three years since Irkut first flew its first MC-21...
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...