Tag: flight tests

COMAC Readies to Enter Market with C919: Accelerates Flight Tests

Reading Time: 2 minutes China is further progressing with the development of its own passenger aircraft – COMAC C919. Publicly introduced in 2017 after the completion of its maiden flight, the program is currently running tests on four prototypes which will be joined by two more this year. Recently, the fourth prototype, 104, has successfully joined the company of […]

Scaled Composites Taxis World’s Largest Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute This past weekend, the Scaled test team successfully executed a low speed taxi test of the Stratolaunch aircraft. During this initial taxi test, the aircraft moved down the runway under its own power for the first time. These first test points have demonstrated the fundamental ability to control the aircraft speed and direction on the […]

Ukrainian Airframer Antonov Commences Flight Tests

Reading Time: 1 minute The first flying prototype of the Ukrainian Antonov An-132D cargo turboprop performed its maiden flight on March 30. The airplane took off from Svyatoshyn airfield in Kyiv, which is operated by state-owned airframer Antonov. Following a series of maneuvers, the airplane landed at Gostomel, Antonov’s primary factory airfield some 20 km to the northwest of Svyatoshyn. […]

Airbus A350-1000 Completes Extreme Cold Weather Tests in Canada

Reading Time: 1 minute The Airbus A350-1000, the larger variant of the A350 slated to seat 366 passengers in a typical three-class configuration, has undergone rigorous ground and flight tests in the extreme operating conditions of Iqaluit, Canada. The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97-powered aircraft completed its first flight in November 2016. The Toulouse-based manufacturer said, “Iqaluit, a Canadian territory with […]

Mitsubishi Regional Jet Begins US Flight Tests

Reading Time: 1 minute Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has started flight tests of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) program at the company’s Moses Lake Flight Test Centre just outside Washington State in the United States. The company said in a statement flight test aircraft FTA-1 successfully completed a three-hour-and-18-minute flight on Monday, October 17. The aircraft, with its distinctive pointed […]