Nuggets of information coming from OEMs at this year’s Singapore Airshow give us a big insight into future-focused programs, including engine decisions for the joint Sino-Russian widebody, Boeing’s new midsize airplane, design freeze of the 737 MAX10, and the continued ramp-up of production rates.
Russia’s United Engine Corporation hopes to supply its future PD-35 engine for the Russo-Chinese CR929 widebody airliner. The contract calls for the engine to meet both Russian and Chinese airworthiness and certification requirements.
Embraer has not yet received a proposal from Boeing for a possible combination of the manufacturers, Embraer Commercial Aviation President and CEO John Slattery said at the Singapore Airshow.
Bombardier and Airbus could have a final assembly line in the U.S. up and running within a year of a go-ahead, but it remains undecided where Delta C Series jets ordered will be produced.
The PD-14 turbofan engine secured its place under the wing of the Irkut MC-21 narrowbody airliner. Russia’s largest carrier, Aeroflot, plans to equip half of its future MC-21 fleet with the Russian powerplants.
Flight testing of the Mitsubishi Aircraft MRJ has addressed the areas of greatest risk, the company said.
The agreement covers 620 aircraft over 17 years and will offer Lion Air Group’s growing fleet an industry-leading APU with high reliability.
The Philippine Department of National Defense has purchased 16 Bell 412EPI helicopters, it was announced here at the Singapore Airshow.
Singapore Component Solutions is the name of the new joint venture MRO between AFI KLM E&M and Sabena Technics.
Rockwell Collins is talking up Japan Airlines’ deployment of its ARINC AviNet Airport network solution at 51 of its domestic and international airport locations.