Tag: first flight

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 […]

Boeing Completes Successful First Flight of 737 MAX 9

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Boeing 737 MAX 9 completed its first flight today in the skies above Puget Sound. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule, beginning a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery. “The MAX 9’s first flight is another milestone that continues the program’s strong track record of progress,” said Boeing Commercial […]

Watch The First Flight of Saudi Arabia’s AN-132 Military Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute After conducting all its ground tests, the Saudi-Ukrainian military aircraft Antonov AN-132 completed its first flight. The AN-132 was first launched last December. Video of the aircraft’s first flight showed Antonov AN-132’s first maneuvers in Ukraine under the supervision of an engineering committee from the Saudi and Ukrainian sides. The aircraft was jointly developed by […]

Embraer Flies World‘s Most Efficient Jet Ahead of Schedule

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ten months after the first flight of the E190-E2, today Embraer performed the inaugural flight of another member of the E2 family, ahead of schedule. This Wednesday, the E195-E2, the largest aircraft of the family–and the most efficient aircraft in the single aisle jet market—took off for the first time. The flight, originally scheduled for […]

Boeing Sets Date for First 787-10 Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing has set a date for taking its first 787-10 on its maiden sortie. The airframer announced that it has plans to fly the jetliner on March 31, subject to weather conditions and further operational factors. The aircraft was rolled out of the production line last month, the same day President Donald Trump visited Boeing […]

Russia’s MC-21 Maiden Flight is Set for April

Reading Time: 1 minute The maiden flight of Russian new jet liner MC-21 is now scheduled for April, the RIA Novosti news agency reports with the reference to deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin. In December last year, he announced the first test aircraft would get airborne in spring. “The government is briefed daily on the results of addition static […]

Watch the Second Global 7000 Flying for the First Time

Reading Time: 1 minute Global 7000 msn 70002 / C-GBLB took off from the manufacturers Toronto Downsview facility at 10:53 on Sunday March 5 for its 4 hour, 28 minute first flight. The aircraft was flown by Bombardier test pilot Captain Jeff Karnes, alongside co-pilot J.R. Marcolesco. Flight engineer Ben Povall was also on board for the flight, which […]

Gulfstream Flies Second G600 Test Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the second Gulfstream G600 completed its first flight, spending 4 hours and 26 minutes in the air and officially joining the flight-test campaign. “The addition of a second flight-test aircraft just 10 weeks after the first demonstrates the rigor and discipline inherent in our development programs and continues a cadence of […]