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First public display of KAI’s KF-21 fighter plane during a defense demonstration

First public display of KAI's KF-21 fighter plane during a defense demonstration

At the ADEX event in South Korea, the first advanced fighter jet, referred to as the fifth generation fighter jet, made a successful public premiere. It demonstrated its great maneuverability by displaying a variety of turn maneuvers.

The Seoul International Aerospace & Defence Exhibition (ADEX) 2023 commenced for a six-day run at the air base in Seongnam, just south of Seoul, where the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI)-developed KF-21 performed a public airborne display.

The KF-21 showed off its remarkable maneuverability throughout the five-minute flight exercise by performing a variety of turn maneuvers. Later, it was on exhibit for visitors from both domestic and foreign countries.

Equipping the KF-21 fighters with the Meteor missile will grant them dominance in air combat. Meteor’s unique ramjet technology propels it to high supersonic speeds throughout its flight, offering a significantly larger no-escape zone and a superior kill probability compared to other missiles. This advantage allows Meteor to pursue and outmaneuver hostile fighters, making it a game-changer in air warfare.

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The stealth design of the KF-21, which includes elements to lower its radar cross-section and improve its survival in contested airspace, is one of its most notable characteristics.

There are two engines on the aircraft, which are probably General Electric F414-GE-400K engines. The KF-21 has a sophisticated glass cockpit with cutting-edge electronics, such as a big touchscreen display, several sensors, and targeting systems.

The KF-21 is intended to be marketed by South Korea to foreign consumers as a reasonably priced substitute for the more costly 5th-generation fighters. This might make it a rival in the global market for combat aircraft. Precision-guided bombs and sophisticated missiles are among the air-to-ground and air-to-air weaponry that the aircraft is equipped to carry.

KF-21 KAI The fighter jet Borame, originally known as the KAI KF-X, made its debut in 2022. Although the aircraft is said to be stealthy, it is said not to have an internal weapons bay like the fifth generation.

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According to local media sources, the United Arab Emirates has indicated its desire to participate in South Korea’s KAI KF-21 Boramae fighter jet development program. The defense industry in South Korea is attractive to Emiratis due to the UAE’s pledge to invest $30 billion in the country’s sectors.

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Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

The 777-9 has commenced certification flight testing at Boeing Field in Seattle. This is a crucial step under the supervision of our regulator to certify the airplane and deliver it to customers worldwide.

Amidst Boeing’s current challenges, the B777X stands out as a project that could revitalize the brand. It is highly anticipated, and Boeing is keen to clear FAA certifications to release it as soon as possible.

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The aircraft is two years behind its initial commitment date. During this time, the company has rigorously tested it under various conditions to ensure its readiness for commercial service.

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Boeing has announced that the 777X will be used for both passenger and freighter services, depending on customer requirements.

Boeing’s 777X program has achieved a major milestone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granting approval to begin certification flight tests, marking a significant step towards the aircraft’s entry into commercial service.

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The European Union granted approval for this merger in February, and Korean Air anticipates U.S. regulatory approval by the end of October.

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Following Airbus’ breakthrough with Korean Air, Reuters reported in April that Korean Air was considering a new Boeing order focused on the 777X, an advanced version of the 777 mini-jumbo.

Boeing 777-9 First certification

The first certification flight test of the 777-9 took place on Friday evening, with FAA personnel onboard alongside Boeing’s pilots and flight test team.

According to The Seattle Times, the aircraft departed from Boeing Field shortly after 6 p.m. and landed nearly two hours later after flying along the Washington and Oregon coast.

The 777X, an upgraded version of the successful 777 twinjet, features new engines and carbon composite wings with folding wingtips to accommodate standard airport gates.

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The first variant, the 777-9X, is designed to carry 426 passengers in a two-class configuration for long-haul international flights.

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Boeing B777x total orders

Boeing has secured 481 orders for the aircraft, with Emirates being the largest customer, having ordered over 200 units. The planemaker has already built and stored 22 777X jets, with an additional six in various stages of assembly in Everett, Washington.

Boeing is close to finalizing a significant deal to sell approximately two dozen 777X jets to Korean Air, with an estimated value ranging from $4 billion to $6 billion, as reported by Reuters.

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Industry sources suggest that the agreement could be concluded as early as the Farnborough Airshow in July. Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline, has been in discussions about returning to Boeing for its long-haul aircraft needs.

The Boeing 777X vs A350 is one of the most popular comparisons among aircraft as of now. The Airbus A350 has been operating for more than eight years, and its promising performance helps airlines in terms of efficiency and customer satisfaction, particularly in noise and vibrations.

The next generation Boeing 777X can fulfill the same requirements, with 777x first delivery given to Emirates Airlines, the launch customer for this aircraft. It remains to be seen how the Boeing 777X vs Airbus A350 will compete against each other in the future.

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