Tag: first flight

Widerøe Completes First Revenue Flight of an Embraer E190-E2

Reading Time: 2 minutes Widerøe, Scandinavia’s largest regional airline, completed the first scheduled passenger flight of an Embraer E190-E2. The aircraft, registered LN-WEA and operating as flight WF622, departed Bergen Airport at 7:56 AM and arrived at Tromsø Airport at 9:39 AM local time. The flight was sold out. The flight marks the official entry into service of the […]

Boeing 737 MAX 7 Completes Successful First Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing’s new 737 MAX 7 successfully completed its first flight. The airplane remains on schedule and now begins a comprehensive flight test program leading to certification and delivery in 2019. “Everything we saw during today’s flight shows that the MAX 7 is performing exactly as designed,” said Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager of […]

Boeing KC-46A Tanker for U.S. Air Force Completes First Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The first Boeing KC-46A tanker that will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force next year successfully completed its first flight and airborne tests, taking off from Paine Field at 10:32 a.m. PST and landing approximately three-and-one-half hours later. “Today’s flight is another milestone for the Air Force/Boeing team and helps move us closer to […]

Fully Outfitted Gulfstream G600 Test Aircraft Completes First Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that the final aircraft in the Gulfstream G600 flight-test program has flown for the first time. Outfitted with a complete interior, the aircraft serves as a cabin testbed to ensure a superior customer experience. The aircraft is the fifth to join the G600 flight-test program since it began on Dec. 17, […]

Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J Makes Successful First Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight. “I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J. It performed flawlessly, as is typical of our military C‑130J new production aircraft,” said Wayne Roberts, chief test pilot for the LM-100J Program. “This new […]

Watch How Russian MC-21 Narrow Body Makes Successful First Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia’s newest commercial passenger aircraft, the MC-21 has made its first flight. It is the first Russian-made narrowbody commercial passenger aircraft designed in the post-Soviet era. The maiden flight of MC-21-300 commercial aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The duration of the flight […]

Delta’s First A350 Takes Off For The First Time

Reading Time: 1 minute Delta’s first Airbus A350-900 — yet to be painted in Delta’s signature livery — took to the skies early Monday morning in Toulouse, France, where the aircraft is assembled, kicking off two months of flight testing, and a fresh paint job, prior to delivery to the airline mid-summer. The lightweight, composite widebody aircraft will be […]

China Airlines Launches First A350 XWB Flights To The US

Reading Time: 1 minute Taipei-based China Airlines launched its first Airbus A350 XWB route to the US May 14, from Taipei Taoyuan International Airport to San Francisco, California. The 2X-weekly service will be increased to 4X-weekly from June 28, supplementing the existing daily Taipei-San Francisco flights to 11X-weekly services. The Taiwanese SkyTeam member has 14 A350-900s on order with […]

Boeing KC-46A Tanker Joins Flight Test Program

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing now has six aircraft in its KC-46 tanker test program, expanding its ability to complete ground and flight-test activities as it progresses toward first deliveries to the U.S. Air Force. The newest KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft, the second low-rate initial production plane, completed its first flight April 29. Its test activities will help ensure […]

Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Takes Off on Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 375 from Vienna to Amsterdam. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWE is the thirteenth aircraft of this type in the Austrian fleet. As a result, the red-white-red carrier operates the largest Embraer 195 fleet in Europe and the second largest worldwide after the Brazilian […]