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Aeroflot places $5bn order for 50 MC-21s

Aeroflot ordered 50 MC-21s today from IRKUT.  Aeroflot will receive the first jet in the first quarter of 2020, with the full delivery to be completed by 2026.  Under the terms of the order, Rostec, the leasing subsidiary of Aviacapital-Service, will supply the 50...

Turboprop review through 3Q17

Turboprops have had a good year in 2017.  We take a look at the market and provide some insights to be found in the data. The turboprop market is big but not as exciting, perhaps, as the single-aisle market.  We can see that the number of parked aircraft has risen...

Rostec and AECC CAE agree on development of an engine for a long-range wide-body aircraft (LRWBA/C929)

Rostec reports today: "The United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of Rostec State Corporation), as part of Aviation Expo China 2017, has signed a memorandum with the Chinese company AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co., Ltd. (AECC CAE). The Memorandum determines the...

Frigate Ecojet swims upstream

In a world moving towards big twins, Russia's Frigate has decided to move to quad power.   As Alexader Klimov, Frigate project leader, suggests, speed to market is the prime mover in the decision.  He says there are no engines of the size he wants to keep the aircraft...