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First Flight of Epic E1000 Prototype

Reading Time: 1 minute Epic Aircraft completed the successful maiden flight of its first conforming prototype E1000 single-engine turboprop, code-named FT1, putting the manufacturer on track to achieve certification later this year. FT1 made its successful first flight on December 19 from the Bend Municipal Airport. After the 20-minute test hop, Epic chief pilot David Robinson reported, “The aircraft […]

Japan’s First Domestic Passenger Jet Takes Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Japan’s first commercial jetliner, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, on Wednesday completed its maiden test flight after repeated delays. It is an important milestone for an ambitious effort by Japan to develop its aerospace industry.

Mitsubishi Regional Jet Completes First Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Mitsubishi has successfully completed the first flight of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), the first commercial plane to be developed in Japan since the 1960s. The MRJ took off from Nagoya Airport on November and completed a 1.5 hour flight. “Operational performance of the MRJ was far better than expected. We had a significantly comfortable […]