Tag: flight testing

Airbus A350-1000 Completes Noise Test Campaign in Spain

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus’ A350-1000, MSN065 test aircraft, fitted with cabin, has completed a series of noise tests in Moron, south of Spain, between March 27 and April 5th, as part of its type certification flight test campaign, paving the way for entry into service on schedule before year end. The aircraft, together with acoustic ground facilities around […]

Boeing 737 MAX 8 Earns FAA Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing announced that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the 737 MAX 8 airplane for commercial service. Boeing is now in the final stages of preparing for the first 737 MAX 8 delivery to customers in the coming months. To earn certification for the 737 MAX 8, Boeing undertook a comprehensive test program […]

Pratt & Whitney’s Testing Issues For A320neo Engine

Reading Time: 3 minutes UTC’s Pratt & Whitney has suffered a fresh problem during testing of new aircraft engines for the Airbus A320neo, but flight trials of the latest version of Europe’s best-selling airliner are continuing, people familiar with the matter said. The problem occurred when an oil pump failed after an engine had been deliberately shut down in […]