UAC goes “all in” and signs agreements for 20 MC-21s at MAKS

Daily Newsletter | August 29, 2019
The Russian conglomerate United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is using the MAKS international air show to showcase its airliner in-development, the MC-21. With most prototypes present at the event, the manufacturer signs preliminary orders with three different airlines from the region. 
El Al Israeli Airlines is currently in a process of fleet renewal, introducing new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The airline expects to receive the final Dreamliner from its order of 16 in the first quarter of 2020, however, it is struggling with Rolls-Royce engines that power 787-9s. 
In focus
An ongoing dispute between Aeroméxico and Emirates over the Gulf carrier’s plans to launch a new service from Dubai to Mexico City via Barcelona is only intensifying. Aeroméxico has cried foul over Emirates’ plans to enter the Mexican market, accusing the airline of having an unfair competitive advantage. Meanwhile, Emirates remains determined on its plans and is already selling tickets on the new route despite not having the required permits or slots to operate in Mexico.
Rolls-Royce and Widerøe announced joining forces on a research program that ultimately strives to develop an electrical aircraft concept. Widerøe is yet another Norwegian company exploring the options of green aviation. 
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