Tag: maiden flight

First A321LR Takes to The Skies for Its Maiden Flight

The first A321LR (Long Range) has taken off on its maiden flight from Hamburg Germany at 11:06 hrs local time, commencing its flight test programme. The aircraft, MSN7877, is powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines. The aircraft’s crew comprised: Experimental Test Pilots Yann Beaufils and Peter Lofts as well as Flight Test Engineers Frank Hohmeister, Jim […]

China’s DeerJet Undertakes Maiden Antarctica Flight

Deer Jet Beijing has announced it conducted China’s first commercial passenger service to Antarctica this past weekend. In a statement, the private charter specialist said one of its Gulfstream G650 executive jets took off from Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok last week with twenty-two passengers on a fifteen-hour journey to Cape Town, South Africa. There, […]

Watch A330neo Successfully Making Its First Flight over France

The first of three A330neo Family development aircraft to fly – MSN1795, an A330-900 variant – has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France at 14:10 local time after successfully completing its first flight which lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes. The aircraft was powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans. The crew in the cockpit […]

Airbus’ “BLADE” Laminar Flow Wing Demonstrator Makes First Flight

Airbus’ A340 laminar-flow “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft (A340-300 MSN001) has made its successful maiden flight for the EU-sponsored Clean Sky “Blade” project. The aircraft, dubbed “Flight Lab”, took off from the Tarbes aerodrome in southern France at local time 11:00, and after a series of successful tests it landed at Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse Blagnac. […]

Boeing Completes Successful First Flight of 737 MAX 9

The Boeing 737 MAX 9 completed its first flight today in the skies above Puget Sound. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule, beginning a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery. “The MAX 9’s first flight is another milestone that continues the program’s strong track record of progress,” said Boeing Commercial […]

Ukrainian Airframer Antonov Commences Flight Tests

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. […]

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Completes First Flight

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time at Boeing South Carolina. The airplane, which is the newest and longest model of the 787 family, completed a successful flight totaling four hours and 58 minutes. “The 787-10’s first flight moves us one step closer to giving our customers the most efficient […]

Russia’s MC-21 Maiden Flight is Set for April

The maiden flight of Russian new jet liner MC-21 is now scheduled for April, the RIA Novosti news agency reports with the reference to deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin. In December last year, he announced the first test aircraft would get airborne in spring. “The government is briefed daily on the results of addition static […]

Embraer Flies Fourth E190-E2 Prototype

Embraer performed last Friday afternoon, at the São José dos Campos facility, the maiden flight of the E190-E2 fourth prototype, which was completed in two hours. This aircraft will be used for specific interior tests such as cabin evacuation, environmental comfort and internal noise. The aircraft, serial number 20.004, will join the flight-test fleet, comprised […]

Twelfth Austrian Embraer OE-LWQ Took Off on Maiden Flight

Another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 331 from Vienna to Oslo. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWQ is already the twelfth of a total of 17 of this type of aircraft which Austrian Airlines will integrate into its fleet by the end of 2017, thus successively replacing 21 Fokker jets. […]