Tag: first flight

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 […]

Boeing Celebrates 787-10 Roll Out

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. “What’s happening here at Boeing South Carolina is a true American success […]

Successful First Flight for the New Aermacchi M-345

Reading Time: < 1 minute The prototype of the new Aermacchi M-345HET (High Efficiency Trainer) two-seat basic jet trainer has successfully completed its first flight from Venegono Superiore airfield (Varese, Italy) on December 29. The aircraft was flown by Quirino Bucci and Giacomo Iannelli from Leonardo Aircraft Division. Quirino Bucci, Project Test Pilot Trainers of Leonardo Aircraft Division, expressed great […]

Gulfstream G600 Takes Flight Ahead of Schedule

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the Gulfstream G600 has completed its first flight, officially kicking off the aircraft’s flight-test program. Two additional G600 test aircraft have been inducted into the flight-test center in anticipation of their flights early next year. “Launching the G600’s flight-test program is a milestone for us and our customers, who have guided […]

First A350-1000 Successfully Completes First Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first of three A350-1000 development aircraft to fly – MSN059 – has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France at 15.00hrs local time after successfully completing its first flight which lasted four hours and 18 minutes. The crew in the cockpit on board this flight comprised: Hugues van der Stichel, Experimental Test Pilot; Frank Chapman, Experimental […]

Lufthansa Airbus A380 First Time Visit to Sofia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa is planning the very first visit of an Airbus A380 to Sofia for Sunday, on 16 October 2016. The largest passenger aircraft of the world will depart in Frankfurt as a special flight and is scheduled to touch down in Sofia around noon time. For this premiere a delegation of politicians, customers and media […]

First Scheduled U.S. Flight in Over 50 Years Lands in Cuba

Reading Time: 2 minutes As part of the Obama Administration’s historic effort to normalize relations with Cuba, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has arrived in Cuba on the first scheduled flight to the island in over 50 years, a JetBlue Airways flight from Fort Lauderdale to Santa Clara. In addition, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) finalized its selection of […]

‘Flying Bum’ Set For First Flight as Civilian Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Airlander 10, known in Britain as “the Flying Bum” because of its unique structure, has slowly edged its way out of a hangar in central England ahead of its debut flight as a civilian aircraft. Purchased by Britain-based aviation company Hybrid Air Vehicles in 2013, the 92m helium-filled airship was originally developed for the […]

Gulfstream G500 Production Test Aircraft Makes First Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the fifth Gulfstream G500 test aircraft has completed its first flight. The aircraft is the first production test aircraft to be outfitted with a full interior and serves as the testbed for the cabin. The G500 departed from Savannah-Hilton Head International airport with Flight Test pilots Brian Dickerson and […]