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Turkish proudly displays the airframe of its 5th Gen fighter jet TFx at its production facility.

Here is Turkey’s first fifth-generation fighter plane. #TFX

At the assembly facility, Turkey displays its first fifth-generation fighter plane, which is scheduled to complete the prototype stage by 2023. As the 4th country in the world to join the 5th generation fighter jet club, it is one of the most anticipated projects for Turkey.

Due to numerous issues, including engine and avionics, it was slightly delayed from its original schedule. One of the main obstacles for turkey is building the aircraft, and another one is having its own engine. the program has seen a number of delays.

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Turkey showed in the video that the engine is the only component still missing from the aircraft because it is the most important part.

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At first, Turkey asked GE to provide the engine, but things didn’t work out since Americans weren’t interested in helping Turkey. Later, Rolls-Royce and the Russians showed interest in the project, but it’s still unknown which engine would be used.

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Currently, GE is providing the engine for testing purposes, and it is capable of producing 127 Kn of thrust. The later-stage development of a domestically manufactured engine will be the operation of Turkey’s main goal. On the occasion of the Moscow Airshow in 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered the Sukhoi Su 57 engine.

To sustain the diplomatic ties between the United States and Russia in light of the events, Turkey is carefully selecting its partner. Critical design review (CDR) activities will be carried out in 2024, the first aircraft, known as Block-0, will be produced in 2025, and the first flight will be done in 2026. The aircraft will roll out in 2023.

Up until 2029, the Block-1 configuration is expected to be developed. Ten Block-1 fighter jets will be produced as part of Phase 2, and they will be handed over to the Turkish Air Force between 2030 and 2033.

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The TF-X next-generation fighter, which is being manufactured by Turkish Aerospace Industries, or TUSAS, is beginning to take shape in a video that was just released. The jet’s size immediately creates an impression.

General Electric F110 engines will be used in prototypes until the Turkish KALE and British Rolls Royce joint venture’s TAEC engine is finished and ready. Ismail Demir added that a third engine, from an unidentified country, was discovered in addition to these two.

This is expected to have a one- and two-seat variant, measure 68 feet in length, 45 feet in wingspan, and stand 19 feet tall. It will be able to fly at a speed of 2470 km/hr, reaching a height of 55,000 ft, and have a combat range of 1,100 km.

Along with Turkey’s TF-X program, which is now developing its fifth fighter plane, South Korea, China, and India are also competing in this development race. The US and Europe are preparing for the 6th generation fighter program in advance of this.

The F16 fighter jets in the defense squad will be replaced by Turkey Tf-x aircraft. Once the aircraft is operational, this will be a breakthrough for the Turkish defense program. This aircraft is equipped with all the most recent technology that a fifth-generation fighter jet must have.

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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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