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Aircraft comparison Brazil’s KC-390 vs Japan’s Kawasaki C-2

we’ll take a look at two different aircraft: the Brazilian-built Embraer KC 390 and the Japanese-built Kawasaki C2.



The military cargo plane is a crucial component of any nation’s defense since it helps move the troops and the military equipment to the necessary locations. Such military cargo jets are now in demand from several nations.

In this article, we’ll take a look at two different aircraft: the Brazilian-built Embraer KC 390 and the Japanese-built Kawasaki C2. We will comprehend aircraft specifications and their best-possible flying and serving capabilities for military needs.

Brazils Embraer KC -390 

Embraer Aircraft, a Brazilian-based company with experience in the production of both private jets and commercial aircraft, is the manufacturer of the KC 390. A medium-sized twin-engine military transport aircraft, the KC 390. As of right now, it is the heaviest aircraft Embraer has ever produced.

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In order to identify the aircraft specifically, it was given a ‘Millennium’ name during the Dubai air show 2019. The Brazilian government has placed an order for 28 aircraft to replace the Brazilian Air Force‘s outdated C130s. These aircraft are also available on the global market. The Portuguese government is now evaluating the purchase of the aircraft.


This aircraft is a direct rival to the Lockheed Martin C130 and the Kawasaki, and it is ideal for multiple tasks.

Since this aircraft is being upgraded with a new avionics system that makes it even better, Embraer has experience in the aviation industry.

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the Government of Brazil ordered 28 C-390s with the intention of progressively replacing the Brazilian Air Force’s cargo aircraft fleet, including its C-130s. The first C-390 was officially delivered to the Brazilian Air Force on 4 September 2019. The fleet of C-390s will be operated from Anápolis Air Force Base by the 1st Troop Transportation Group (1º GTT) Zeus and in Rio de Janeiro by the 1st/1st GT Gordo. The C-390 has been marketed as a jet-powered alternative to the C-130 Hercules produced by Lockheed Martin. In April 2013, Brazil, Portugal, Hungary, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and the Czech Republic signed agreements for a total of 60 C-390s.

Japan’s Kawasaki C-2

It is a medium-sized, twin-turboprop, long-range, high-speed military transport aircraft designed and produced by Kawasaki Aerospace Company. The C-2 officially started working for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force in June 2016.  In comparison with the older C-1 that it replaces, the C-2 can carry payloads up to four times heavier, such as MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile batteries and Mitsubishi H-60 helicopters. Between 2020 and 2030, Kawasaki said there would be a need for up to 100 freighters that could handle large loads. The Japanese Ministry of Defense declared the C-2’s development to be complete on March 27, 2017.


Maximum takeoff weight of 2,300 meters and a maximum payload of 37,600 kilogram Field Length for Takeoff at 141 Tonnes (310,851 lb) ability to travel on international flight routes. Two General Electric CF6-80C2K turbofan engines power the C-2. While the Kawasaki P-1 and the C-2’s fuselage share some components, the C-2’s fuselage is significantly larger allowing a huge internal cargo deck, which is equipped with an automated loading/unloading system to lessen the burden on humans and ground equipment.

According to reports, Kawasaki has been eager to sell the C-2 outside of the domestic market. The C-2 has few competitors on the global market because it is one of just a few production-level aircraft that can perform its duty in the strategic airlift role, together with the Airbus A400M Atlas and the Ilyushin Il-76. In 2021, the C-2 was promoted at the Dubai Airshow to interested countries, including the UAE.

KC390 and C2 aircraft Specification

  • The C2 can transport 120 personnel, compared to the KC 390s 80.
  • Additionally, KC 390 can hold up to 7 463 L pallets, whereas C2 can hold up to 8 463 L pallets.
  • The Kawasaki C2 is 144 feet long, whereas the Embraer KC 390 is 115 feet long.
  • The C2 has a wingspan of 145 feet, while the KC 390’s is 115 feet.
  • The C2 is 46 feet 7 inches tall, while the Embraer has a height of 38 feet.
  • Additionally, the C2 has a take-off weight of 141,400 kg compared to the KC 390’s maximum take-off weight of around 86,999 kg.
  • The KC 390 can hold 23,000 kg of fuel, whereas the C2 can hold 34,523 kg.
  • Two General Electric Cf6-80 turbofan engines, each capable of producing 265.7 kilotons of thrust, are used to power the Kawasaki C2.
  • The IAE International Aero Engines powerplant that is used in the Embraer KC 390 can generate 139.4-kilo newtons of thrust from each engine.
  • The Kawasaki C2 can travel at a top speed of about 920 km/h, whereas the Embraer C390 can travel at a top speed of 988 km/h.
  • The Kawasaki C2 has a maximum range of 7,600 km (20 tonnes), while the Embraer KC 390 has a maximum range of 5,820 km (14 tonnes).
  • The Kawaski C2 has an 8,500-kilometer ferry range, whereas the Embraer has a 9,800-kilometer range.
  • The KC 390 can reach a height of 36,000 ft, whereas Kawaski C2 has a service ceiling of 43000 ft.
  • There is an in-flight refueling system on each plane.


Conclusion :

Each aircraft is the pinnacle of its class and of technology. However, size does matter; the Kawasaki has a far greater range and cargo capacity than the KC 390 aircraft.
Comparing the two aircraft, the KC 390 is less expensive than the C2, making it more accessible to developing nations.

According to the most recent updates, the KC 390 will cost approximately $85 million, and the Kawasaki C2 will cost approximately $100 million.


KC-390 vs C-2

Specifications Embraer KC-390 Kawasaki C-2
Crew 3 3
Length 35.2 m (115ft) 43.9 m (144ft)
Wingspan 35.05 m (115 ft) 44.4 m (145ft)
Height 11.84 m (38ft) 14.2 m (46ft)
Max takeoff weight 86,999 kg (191,800 lb) 41,400 kg (311,734 lb)
Powerplant 2 × IAE V2500-E5 turbofan, 139.4 kN 2 × General Electric CF6-80C2K1F turbofan engines, 265.7 kN
Maximum speed 988 km/h (614 mph, 533 kn) 920 km/h (570 mph, 500 kn)
Cruise speed 870 km/h (540 mph, 470 kn) 890 km/h (550 mph, 480 kn)
Ferry range 8,500 km (5,300 mi, 4,600 nmi) 9,800 km (6,100 mi, 5,300 nmi)
Service ceiling 11,000 m (36,000 ft) 13,100 m (43,000ft)

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Aircraft comparisons between the Chinese-built comac C919 and the Boeing 737 max 8 




In this post, we’ll compare two narrow-body aircraft, one from the United States (the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft) and one from China (the Comac C919 aircraft), which was just domestically manufactured.

China is seeking a larger market to supply its aircraft to domestic and foreign customers. Eastern China Airlines has recently received delivery of its first aircraft. With regard to its Boeing 737 segment of aircraft, Boeing already holds the largest market share. Undoubtedly, if the Comac aircraft becomes widely used, Boeing may lose market share in China.

Let’s analyze the specifications of both aircraft.

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Boeing B737-8. 


The Boeing 737 MAX is the fourth generation of the Boeing 737, a narrow-body airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), a division of the American company Boeing. The first MAX 8 was delivered in May 2017 to Malindo Air, which began using it on May 22, 2017. A MAX 8 carrying 162 passengers on a 3,000 nautical mile (5,600 km) flight is anticipated to burn 1.8 percent less fuel than an airplane with blended winglets.

Compared to the A320neo, the MAX 8 is heavier at takeoff and has a lower empty weight. During a test flight for Aviation Week, the aircraft was flying at a less-than-ideal height while cruising at a real airspeed of 449 knots (832 km/h) and weighing 140,500 pounds (63,700 kg). The Boeing 737 MAX 8 completed its first flight test in La Paz, Bolivia. The 13,300-foot altitude at El Alto International Airport tested the MAX’s capability to take off and land at high altitudes.

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In early 2017, a new B737-8 was valued at $52.85 million, rising to below $54.5 million by mid-2018, and the latest version is having a 200 Seater variant under construction for Ryanair. With a 160-passenger capacity, the 737-8 has so far been the most popular model.

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Comac C919

A narrow-body airliner called the Comac C919 was created by the Chinese company Comac, and it had its inaugural flight on May 5, 2017. Not early than 2022 or 2023 is anticipated for the first commercial deliveries of the aircraft to China Eastern Airlines. Comac had 1008 pledges as of the end of August 2018, including 305 firm orders, many of which came from Chinese leasing companies or airlines.

At Shanghai Pudong International Airport, the C919 successfully completed its first pre-delivery flight test. According to Comac, the aircraft successfully finished a three-hour test session on May 14, 2022. This year will see the delivery of the aircraft in the livery of the Chinese company OTT Airlines, a division of China Eastern. The aircraft was listed in May 2022 for 653 million yuan (US$95 million), nearly matching the prices of the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 Max rivals and more than double the earlier estimate of US$50 million.

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The C919 has a lower maximum fuel capacity than the A320 and 737-800, As a result, the normal variant’s range is only 2,200 nm and the extended range variants is 3,000 nm, respectively. Because the C919 was built to accommodate more passengers than the Boeing 737-800 in a standard all-economy configuration, COMAC was able to expand the fuel capacity and, consequently, the range of the aircraft.


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Here are some of the differences between the Boeing 737-8 and the Comac C919:

  1. Manufacturing: The Boeing 737-8 is manufactured by Boeing, a US-based aerospace corporation, while the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), a Chinese state-owned aircraft manufacturer, the Comac C919.
  2. History: The Boeing 737 is a well-known aircraft model that has been in service for almost 50 years, whereas the Comac C919 is a newer aircraft that is currently in development.
  3. Size: The Comac C919 is slightly smaller than the Boeing 737-8, with a seating capacity of up to 210 people compared to the 737-8’s 174 seats.
  4. Range: The Boeing 737-8 has a range of about 6,570 km (3,550 nmi), whereas the Comac C919 has a range of about 5,576 km (3,011 nmi)
  5. Engines: The Boeing 737-8 is powered by CFM International LEAP engines, while the Comac C919 is powered by CFM International LEAP-1C engines.
  6. Cost: The Comac C919 is generally considered to be less expensive than the Boeing 737-8, with a list price of approximately $95 million compared to the $99.7 million list price of the 737-8.
  7. Orders: The Boeing 737-8 has over 5,800 orders from airlines all over the world, while the Comac C919 has over 800 orders.
  8. Customers: The Boeing 737-8 is used by various airlines, including several major worldwide carriers, but the Comac C919 is mostly used by Chinese airlines.
  9. Certification: The Boeing 737-8 has been certified by aviation authorities worldwide, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), while the Comac C919 is still in the certification process.
  10. Performance: The Boeing 737-8 has a proven track record of reliability and performance, but the Comac C919 is still in the midst of demonstrating its potential.


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Comparison between Dornier-228 v/s Indonesian N219



Comparison between Dornier-228 v/s Indonesian N219

In this article, we’ll talk about two different types of airplanes: the Dornier-228 from India and the N-219 from Indonesia.

Indian Dornier-228 specification

The HAL Dornier 228 is a twin-turboprop utility aircraft that was created by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), an Indian state-owned aerospace and defense firm, in collaboration with Dornier Flugzeugwerke, a German aircraft manufacturer.

The Dornier 228 is a versatile aircraft that can perform a number of tasks, such as passenger transport, transporting cargo, and conducting maritime surveillance. To support these diverse missions, it is outfitted with a variety of equipment and sensors, including radar, a searchlight, and a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) camera.

The first Dornier 228-100 entered service in Norving’s fleet in July 1982 after being developed in the 1980s. It is currently in use by numerous military and civilian operators all over the world, including the Indian Coast Guard and the Nepal Army. The Dornier 228 has a maximum seating capacity of 19 passengers and a ferry range of about 2,363 kilometers.

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Indonesia’s N219 specification 

Let’s speak about the N219 aircraft, which is a new generation multi-purpose aircraft with the largest cabin cross-section in its class, a proven and efficient engine, a modern avionics system, fixed tricycle landing gear, and a wide cargo door to make changing aircraft configuration easier. As a result, N219 Nurtanio is designed to give operators with technical and economic benefits.

The Indonesian N219 is a regional turboprop aircraft being developed by Indonesian aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI). It is intended to replace Indonesian airlines’ outdated fleet of Fokker 27 and Fokker 28 aircraft. The N219 has a ferry range of around 1,533 kilometers and it has a seating capacity of around 19 to 21 passengers.

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The N219 project began in 2015, and the prototype debuted on 16 August 2017. It is anticipated that the aircraft, which is now in the testing and certification phase, would soon begin flying for Indonesian airlines.

This aircraft may be employed for a variety of missions, including passenger and troop transport, freight and medical supplies, surveillance, and patrolling.


The selling price of N219 aircraft, according to PTDI’s Production Director, Arie Wibowo, is in the region of US $ 6 million per unit, or roughly Rp 81 billion.

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Both the Indonesian N219 and the HAL Dornier 228 are regional transport aircraft used for short-haul flights. However, there are several key differences between these two aircraft:

  • Manufacturer: The HAL Dornier 228 was developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in partnership with Dornier Flugzeugwerke, while the Indonesian N219 is being developed by PT Dirgantara Indonesia.
  • Size: The N 219 aircraft is 54 ft 1 inch in length, 64 ft 0 inch in wingspan, and 20 ft 3 inch in height. The Do 228 has a length of Length 54 ft 4 in, a Wingspan of 55 ft 8 inches, and a Height of 15 ft 11 inches.
  • Design: The Dornier 228 is a high-wing aircraft with twin turboprop Honeywell engines, whereas the N219 is a similar high-wing aircraft with twin turboprop Pratt & Whitney engines.
  • Capacity: The Dornier 228 can seat up to 19 passengers, whereas the N219 can accommodate 19-21 passengers.
  • Ferry Range: The Dornier 228 has a ferry range of approximately 2,363 kilometers, while the N219 has a range of around 1,533 kilometers.
  • Role: The Dornier 228 is a multi-role aircraft that can perform passenger transport, cargo transport, and maritime surveillance. The N219 is primarily designed for regional transport use.
  • Status: The Dornier 228 has been in service for several decades and is currently in use by a number of military and civilian operators across the world. The N219 is currently undergoing testing and certification and is anticipated to enter service with Indonesian airlines in the near future.
  • Dornier 228 aircraft has a range of 396 km and Indonesian N 219 has a range of up to 890 km.
  • As of now, HAL has built nearly 125 aircraft and Indonesia N 219 has now received 120 aircraft orders from regional airlines
  • The HAL-built Dornier 228 and Indonesia’s N 219 aircraft have a price range is 6 million USD in regional cost per unit.
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Aircraft comparisons between the Chinese built Comac C919 and the Embraer E195-E2.




Aircraft comparisons between the Chinese C919 and the Embraer E195-E2.

In this article, we’ll look at the airplane comparison between the Comac C919 and Embraer E195-E2.

China’s COMAC C919 Narrow-body aircraft.

The C919 is the first domestic product of China that will be developed along with COMAC Company for both narrow and wide-body aircraft. The program was launched in 2008, and the first prototype was finished in 2015. It then underwent numerous tests in China to demonstrate its capabilities. Finally, on September 29th, 2022, it received the first Airworthiness Certificate from the Chinese Civil Aviation Authority, and on December 9th, 2022, this aircraft will be delivered to China Eastern Airlines in Shanghai.

Aircraft comparisons between the Chinese built Comac C919 and the Embraer E195-E2.

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Currently, there have been 800 orders for aircraft from various clients, with the majority of those orders coming from China. As the continuous sanctions imposed by western nations on Russia. If demand increases, China will be a key player in exporting some Comac aircraft to Russia.

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Brazil’s Embraer E195-E2 Narrow-Body aircraft.

The medium-range jet airliner Embraer 195 E2 was created by the Brazilian company Embraer. For small airline operators, it is the most promising jet because it may be used for regional connections. The aircraft was introduced during the 2013 Paris Air Show. 2016 had seen the launch of the E190-E2’s first variant. And in 2018, it began operating in the operations with Wideroe as its first client.

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It has three different types of aircraft, depending on the number of seats and trip distance. Embraer targets lower fuel consumption of 16–24% and maintenance costs per seat of 15–25%. Built on the first version of the E-Jet, it features a new fly-by-wire system, new pylons, landing gear, horizontal stabilizers, cabin, cabin air system, air cycle machine, and cabin.

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The Airbus A220 is a direct competitor in this market, and its cost is 91.2 million dollars, whereas the E195-E2’s cost is only $60.4 million. Embraer has currently received an order for 227 E195-E2 aircraft, of which 39 have been delivered to customers.

Comac C919 and Embraer E195-E2 specification

  • Comac offers two different seating arrangements, with 168 seats for one class and 158 seats for two classes.
  • Additionally, E195-E2 contains 146 seats for the single class and 120 capacity seats for the two classes.
  • The C919 aircraft is 127.7 feet long, while the Embraer is 136.2 feet long.
  • The c919’s wingspan is 110.3 feet while the Embraer’s is 110.6 feet.
  • The C919 is 39.2 feet tall, while the Embraer is 35.8 feet tall.
  • While the Embraer can carry 16150 kg, the C919 can carry up to 18900 kg.
  • Operating empty, the weighs E195 E2 is 35700 kg and C919  45700 kg, respectively.
  • The maximum takeoff weight for the E195-E2 is 61500 kg and for C919 is 78900 kg.
  • The C919’s range is approximately 5575 km, while the E195’s range is 4917 km.
  • The C919’s CFM engine generates 129.9-kilo newtons of thrust, whereas the Embraer’s two Pratt & Whitney engines can produce up to 102-kilo newtons of thrust.
  • The C 919 has a list price of approximately $99 million, while the Embraer costs $60.1 million.


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10 Facts about the Tempest 6th gen fighter jet, which the UK, Japan, and Italy are jointly developing.




we’ll look at 10 fascinating facts about the sixth-generation fighter plane that the UK, Japan, and Italy are working to develop.

1 UK, Italy, and Japan announced a sixth-generation fighter.

The UK has revealed plans to produce the 6th Generation fighter jet in cooperation with Japan and Italy with a shared ambition to develop a next-generation fighter aircraft as part of a new Global Combat Air Programme (GCAP). It is a more lethal combat jet now that the UK and Japan have finished developing cutting-edge technology.

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10 Facts about the 6th gen fighter jet, which the UK, Japan, and Italy are jointly developing.

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2. The UK has a number of superpower corporations, including RR, MBDA, and BAE.

The program is being developed closely in conjunction with the BAE System, which offers an electronic system, the MBDA, which offers next-generation armaments, and Rolls-Royce, which is producing the aircraft’s engines. A number of next-generation future combat air system capabilities are currently being evaluated and developed by the UK under the Tempest program, which is already in the development phase of the 6th generation fighter jet.

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3. Fighter aircraft with a loyal wingman.

Global Combat Air Program This aircraft will operate under the crew and uncrewed system that can be operated under the closed network group, just like every other sixth-generation fighter. “Loyal Wingman” platforms will be a part of a micro air group in a system of systems strategy.


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10 Facts about the 6th gen fighter jet, which the UK, Japan, and Italy are jointly developing.

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4. The key technology birth is GCAP vs. FCAS.

The FCAS program is being created by the Airbus team with assistance from France, Germany, and Sweden, as the European Union declared, in order to compete with the GCAP program, which is being developed under the guidance of the United Kingdom. Although the two fighter jets will share certain similarities, they will have different qualities. The UK will profit financially from this investment in aircraft development and pick up new capabilities for building planes.

5. The best technology for fighter jets will be brought in large part by Japan.

Japan has already developed and built a number of demonstration aircraft. The first experimental Stealth technology demonstration for the sixth generation of aircraft is the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-built X2. This aircraft is used to learn stealth technology and prototypes. The X-2 successfully completed its first flight on April 22, 2016, flying from Nagoya Airfield to the JASDF’s Gifu Air Field.

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6. For this fighter, Japan is introducing 3D vector thrust technology.

This aircraft’s engine nozzle, which includes 3D thrust vectoring similar to the system used on the Rockwell X31, is being added by Japan. This allows for quick aircraft movement and supports a variety of flight trajectories. Additionally, thanks to the display of fly-by optics, a capability unique to this aircraft, the data are processed 100 times faster than with wires. Due to its immunity to electromagnetic interference, it has benefited.

7. This aircraft has an automatic repair flight control system.

Additionally, Japan adding This aircraft also has the capacity to repair its own flight controls, enabling it to detect flaws or damage to its flight control surface on its own. maintain, adjust, and carry out controlled flight. It will have a radar system that is comparable to the F 35’s. Japan has conducted research on the airframe construction of its aircraft, eliminating fasteners and replacing them with solid adhesive bonding. Additionally, its surface will have a special covering that can lessen radar reflection.

8. Incoming missiles are deflected by microwave weaponry.

A microwave weapon will also be placed on the F-X by Japan in order to deflect incoming missiles. This aircraft has a drone control system that interacts with the Boeing wingman drone control system. When compared to using drones, which can be fired from an aircraft’s weapons bay to reach and target the enemy at a great distance, this will be a breakthrough in operating a greater range.

9. The initiative will enable the UK to create 21,000 employees in ten years.

How the UK benefited from the initiative. It will gain knowledge of the creation of airplanes as well as rights to patents on the technology, which may potentially lead to the development of other products. It will also create 21,000 jobs in the next 10 years and strengthen the economic reform of exporting such goods. As part of the agreement, the bulk of aircraft will be developed in the United Kingdom.


10. Tempest will replace their fighter in the UK, Japan, and Italy.

The addition of Japan will also increase economies of scale, as its own F-X sixth-generation fighter program was intended to replace about 90 F-2 planes starting in the mid-2030s. With the potential for up to 100 aircraft, the UK has long been aiming to replace its Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 platform with what is now the GCAP starting in the middle of the 2030s. The GCAP will also take the place of Italy’s Eurofighters.

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Can the J20 from China match the American F-22 ? Let’s look at it Comparison.

The J20 from China surpasses the F22 from America. Let’s look at it Comparison.




In this article, we’ll compare the J 20 which was made in China to the F 22 which was made in the USA.

  • China’s J 20

Beginning in early 1990, the J-20 program was carried out by the Chengdu Aerospace Corporation in 2008, and on January 11, 2011, it had its first flight. eleven years ago Additionally, this aircraft started operating service in 2017. Currently, Chengdu has produced close to 150 aircraft.

The J-20 is the third operational fifth-generation stealth fighter in the world, following the F-22 and F-35.

An adaptation of that can be found in the J20. The newest model, the J 20S, features thrust vectoring control technology, giving the pilot a major advantage for quick action and aircraft escape from different angles. The newest aircraft also has a Loyal Wingman system that enables the two pilots to cooperate to achieve the goal. In addition to learning the aircraft, a twin-seat configuration may have a few advantages in pilot training and strike missions.

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  • American F 22

The F-22 can fly at sustained supersonic speeds and can reach a maximum height of 10 miles. The “Supercruise” feature of the F-22 allows it to fly faster than Mach 1.5 without utilizing afterburners. The F-22 Raptor can accelerate quickly and perform razor-sharp turns even at high speeds.

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The F-22 fighter jet’s weapons are primarily designed to be used against airborne targets. It’s crucial to realize that the pilot is capable of carrying out standoff strikes on targets on the ground. The US F-22’s lethal long-range air-to-air and air-to-ground ordnance is one of its numerous advantages. The stealth technology used by the F-22 fighter allows it to operate practically radar-undetected.

The F-22, a fighter jet of the fifth generation, flew for the first time on September 7, 1997, and made its premiere in 2005. The export of this aircraft was prohibited due to technological confidentiality. Additionally, a costly budget program forced the end of this aircraft’s production in 2011. Although this was the case, Lockheed Martin upgraded their technology to stay up with the most recent fighter jets. Only 195 aircraft had been built up to this point.

  • The J20 has the option of a single or two seats, whereas the F 22 has a single crew.
  • The J 20 is 69.7 feet long, whereas the F 22 is 62 feet long.
  • The J 20’s wingspan is 42.8 feet, whereas the F 22’s is 44 feet.
  • The J 20 is 15.5 feet tall while the F 22 is 16.8 feet tall.
  • The J 20 weighs 17,000 kg empty, compared to 19,700 kg for the F 22.
  • The J 20 can carry 37,000 kg, whereas the F 22 can carry up to 38,000 kg.
  • The F 22 has a maximum fuel capacity of 12,000 kg, whereas the J 20 also has this capability.
  • The F-22 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney turbofan engines that provide a maximum thrust of 116 KN and a maximum afterburner thrust of 156 KN.
  • The Chinese-built 2 Shenyang WS-10c afterburning engine that powers J 20 generates 142 Kn of thrust afterburner.
  • The J 20 has a mach speed of Mach 2.0, which is 2,414 km/hr, while the F 22 has a speed of 2,695 km/h or a mach speed of 2.25.
  • F-22 has an external fuel tank and can travel 3,000 kilometers or more.
  • J 20 features an external fuel tank and a 5,500 km range.
  • The J 20 has a 2,000 km combat range, compared to the F 22’s 850 km.
  • The operational ceiling for each aircraft is 66,000 feet.

F22 Armament :

  • The F-22 has an internal bay with a 6 AIM, an AMRAAM, and a 2 AIM sidewinder loadout for air-to-air missions, as well as a single 20 mm Vulcan rotary cannon with a 480-round capacity.
  • Two JDAM explosives can be transported by it for air-to-ground missions.
  • Two AIMs and two sidewinders.
  • It includes 4 hardpoints for weapons under the wing pylon station and 4 external hardpoints for AIM Amraam weapons.
  • The F-22 may be equipped with a wide range of weaponry.
  • It is equipped with APG radar, which has a narrow beam and can identify things at 150 miles and targets more than 250 miles away.

J 20 Armament :

  • J 20 contains a missile launch detector in addition to a radar warning receiver with a 460 km larger detection range. It has Flare to protect itself from IR missiles.
  • It has an internal weapons compartment with an 11,000 kg maximum armament capacity.
  • The PL 10, 12, 15, 21, and LS 6 Short to Long-Range AAM missiles are included in this, in addition to anti-radiation missiles.
  • It also has four under-wing pylons that can hold drop tanks.
  • It possesses an active electronic scanning array radar.
  • It has an EOTS 86 electro-targeting system and an infrared search and track system.


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The CEO of Airbus questioned the safety of Airbus aircraft operations in Russia.

The CEO of #Airbus has issued a safety alert on Russian airlines operating without the required upkeep or spare parts.




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While engaging in aggressive behavior toward Ukraine, Russia has come under sanctions from numerous foreign allies, including the US and EU. As a result, Russia is having a lot of trouble maintaining its aviation sector. The country’s biggest airlines operate Airbus and Boeing aircraft, which are problematic to operate because their manufacturers don’t provide any maintenance.

Since it carries numerous passengers on aircraft and prioritizes safety for all of them, the aerospace sector is particularly sensitive.

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The CEO of Airbus expressed concerns about the operation of their aircraft without technical help.

According to a story from Business Insider, the CEO of Airbus is worried about Russian airlines flying without the necessary maintenance. The CEO of Airbus has issued a safety alert on Russian airlines operating without the required upkeep or spare parts. It suggested that by transporting them without enough technical support, they are pushing the passengers into danger.

Russia wants to construct about 1000 planes by 2030.

Moscow is taking steps to evade the sanctions by reducing its reliance on Western technology. By 2030, Rostec, a state-owned technology company, plans to build 1,000 airplanes with internal components, according to a September interview with Reuters. Prior to the start of the Ukraine war, 95% of the passenger traffic in Russia was carried by airplanes purchased from Western industrial behemoths Boeing and Airbus.


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How does Russia manage the operations of Airbus and Boeing airplanes?

An enormous issue for the nation, which greatly relies on imports of technology, is the collapse of imports into the country as a result of sanctions on Russia, particularly those of airplanes and their spare parts. There is speculation that some of the parts are locally produced and/or imported from the Chinese region, but they are managing parts by peeling off the unusable airplane parts and using them.

Russian Aeroflot Airlines began operating internationally.

One of the largest airlines in Russia is Aeroflot. As demand for air travel in Russia increases, the airline, which is supported by all available options, recently announced the launch of service from Moscow to various countries in the Middle East as well as Sri Lanka, Colombo, and Goa, India. Finding every available aerospace access is necessary for Aeroflot to operate.

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Airbus Beluga delivers Airbus satellite to Kennedy Space Center

#Airbus Beluga delivers Airbus satellite to Kennedy Space Center




Airbus Beluga delivers Airbus satellite to Kennedy Space Center

The First Airbus Eurostar Neo satellite was successfully launched just hours before its twin arrived at KSC
Second Eutelsat telecommunications satellite to join its twin in orbit within a month BelugaST is fuelled with 30% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for Toulouse departure

A special aircraft landed at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida this weekend: the Airbus BelugaST (A300-600ST). It delivered the Airbus-built HOTBIRD 13G satellite for Eutelsat. This happened a few hours after its twin, HOTBIRD 13F, was successfully launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

The spacecraft are the first members of the new “Eurostar Neo” family of Airbus telecommunications satellites, based on a next-generation platform and technologies developed with the support of the European Space Agency (ESA), and others, including the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and the UK Space Agency (UKSA).

Beluga loading Hotbird in TLS 1

This milestone also marks the first time since 2009 that the Beluga has visited the USA – when it transported the International Space Station European module “Tranquility”. For this latest mission, the Beluga used 30% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for its departure flight from Toulouse – reflecting Airbus’ decarbonization ambitions.

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“It is a true honour to consecutively showcase two satellites for our customer Eutelsat: two pieces of European technology at the iconic Kennedy Space Center,” said Jean-Marc Nasr, Head of Space Systems at Airbus. “The ability of Airbus to field an autonomous European solution is underscored by the transportation of our satellites in the unique Beluga aircraft – a true example of pan-Airbus synergies!”

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Once they reach their orbital position, these two satellites, with more efficient power and thermal control systems than their predecessors, will be able to broadcast more than 1,000 television channels across Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. They will also enhance Eutelsat’s ability to provide connectivity for more than 135 million people, as they replace three Eutelsat satellites currently in orbit.

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