Tag: flight test

Comac to Fly Third of Six C919 Flight-Test Jets Later this Year

Reading Time: 1 minute As China makes progress towards the proposed 2021 delivery date for the first ComacC919, the third of six flight-test aircraft will take to the skies later this year according to Phoenix Media. Between now and 2021 a total of six flight-test and two static-test airframes will be used for the C919’s development, with the manufacturer […]

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 […]

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 787-10 Dreamliner Debuts on February 17

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing’s 787-10, the newest member of the 787 Dreamliner family, will be rolled out on February 17, at Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston. The airplane begins flight testing later this year and will be delivered to airline customers starting in 2018. The 787-10, built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina, has received 149 orders from […]

Russian MiG-35 Flights Will Begin in January

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin, announced that the Russian Air Force’s (VVS) Mikoyan MiG-35 will begin its test flights this January. Rogozin made the statement during a visit to one of Almaz-Antey’s subsidiaries (MKB Fakel). The MiG-35 is the latest version of the MiG-29M/M2, the current production model of the Fulcrum, which has been […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gulfstream G500 Makes European Debut at Farnborough International Airshow

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s all-new G500 made its European debut last week, traveling across the Atlantic to participate in the Gulfstream static display at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. The G500 flew nonstop from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to Farnborough Airport in 6 hours and 55 minutes, accomplishing the 3,732-nautical-mile/6,912-kilometer flight at an average speed of Mach […]

Flight Tests of Russia’s 5th-Generation Fighter Jet

Reading Time: 1 minute The tests confirming the flight characteristics of Russia’s fifth-generation PAK FA (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation) fighter jet have been actually completed, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV Channel on Monday. “Several planes are now primarily testing airborne avionics. The tests proving the aircraft’s flight characteristics have […]

Volocopter VC200 Commences Flight Tests

Reading Time: 2 minutes The German company e-volo GmbH has commenced flight testing of its two-seat, electric-powered helicopter, the Volocopter VC200. According to an e-volo press release, multiple unmanned test flights were conducted in November on the airfield adjacent to the company’s workshop in Karlsruhe. The flights provided the opportunity to try out various technical innovations that don’t exist […]