Posts Tagged “Irkut”

Into the next cycle: Commercial Aerospace 2030

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Into the next cycle:  Commercial Aerospace 2030






AIR (AirInsightResearch) released its new forecast of the commercial aviation market to 2030.  This analysis consists of a 32 page document with 37 charts highlighting the current and forecast market for the major aircraft OEMs (Airbus, ATR, Boeing, Bombardier, COMAC, EMBRAER, Mitsubishi, UAC). Related posts: Global Market Breakdown Premium #300 – Looking out to 2035…

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Russian State TU-154 fleet grounded

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Russian State TU-154 fleet grounded






There are 160 TU-154s deployed in the former CIS.  The 160-seat TU-154 has been a stalwart aircraft serving across the region, in some cases for over 40 years.  Russian news indicates the TU-154 fleet has been grounded.  But the grounding most likely applies only to the state owned fleet. As of 3Q16, 42 were in…

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Irkut Corporation begins frequency response tests on MC-21 aircraft

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IRKUT provided an interesting PDF today – MC-21-ENG In the document there are a number of links to videos of the program’s progress. This reflects a new level of information openness to emerge from IRKUT and is to be commended.   The greater level of transparency, perhaps, demonstrates a growing confidence at IRKUT on their ability…

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More MC-21 progress

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More MC-21 progress






Today UEC (Russia’s United Engine Corporation) announced they are starting the second phase of the PD-14 engine flight tests.  UEC claims the PD-14 is a fifth generation engine being developed for powering the MC-21 airliner. They also claim using up-to-date technologies and materials, including the composites. The PD-14 is the first completely new Russian aeroengine…

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E2 and CSeries Reports published

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AirInsight is pleased to announce it has published two in-depth reports on the leading aircraft in the 100-150 seat segment. Our assessment is that Bombardier and Embraer will essentially split ~80% of the market for approximately 4,000 aircraft. We believe Airbus and Boeing will only together retain ~20% share over the next 20 years in…

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MC-21 first flight delayed?

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A report from Russia suggests that testing at TsAGI is being delayed because of missing parts (“shortfall of structural elements”) for the test vehicle.  It seems the missing parts come from AeroComposite – Ulyanovsk and are being shipped by truck.  The parts apparently were meant to be shipped on October 25.  The distance from Ulyanovsk…

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