Former Aviation journalist/writer
- Jul 31, 2013
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In late-1978, plans came to the attention of the press in relation a proposed new project that would see the Yakovlev Yak-40 being built in the US by a new company known as ICX Aviation. The ICX Aviation model would be known as the X-Avia, and would feature Garrett TFE731-3 turbofans in place of the original Soviet engines. Later plans revealed in Flight Intl (https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1978/1978%20-%203395.html?search=yak-40) stated that avionics would be also sourced from Western Manufacturers. I attach copies of the Air International brief report from the September 1978 edition, as well as the Flight International report as mentioned above, from the 30 December 1978 edition. As far as known, this remained a paper project only, unless anyone knows further info.