Tag: maiden flight

Long-Awaited Boeing 777X in the Sky on Its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute It has finally happened. After two aborted attempts due to poor weather conditions, the Boeing 777-9 has finally performed its first flight beginning the next phase of rigorous tests. Therefore, 25 January, 2020, has joined the list of important dates in the commercial aviation history. World’d biggest twin-engine passenger jet has just departed for the […]

Boeing 777X Suffers the Delay Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute It was 23 January on a schedule for the first ever flight of Boeing 777X. However, as Boeing had warned, the weather conditions around the Everett facility in Washington were not suitable today. We are postponing the #777X first flight that was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Jan. 23, due to weather. The team is […]

Confirmed: Boeing 777X Ready for Its First Take-off

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ongoing turbulence, endless troubles, serious issues, even growing doubts over safety in light of the 737 MAX crisis, did not stop Boeing on its way to getting the 777X into the air. Boeing has confirmed that its long-awaited newborn 777X, to be more precise, 777-9, is almost ready to take off for its maiden flight […]

First E175-E2 Jet Completes its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Embraer E175-E2 made its inaugural flight from the company’s facility in São José dos Campos. The E175-E2 is the third member of the E-Jets E2 family. The maiden flight kicks off a rigorous 24-month flight test campaign. “Today’s flight of the E175-E2 marks the completion of our vision to produce a family of new-generation […]

First EgyptAir Airbus A220-300 Completes Its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Airbus A220-300 wearing the livery of EgyptAir has performed its maiden test flight from the Mirabel assembly line. It means that the first A220, out of 12 on order, is about to be handed to the airline in the upcoming weeks. Currently, the brand new plane with cabin layout of 134 seats is […]

World’s Largest Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes You have got it right. The biggest aircraft in the world took off for its first flight and, most importantly, successfully completed it on 13 April, 2019. It is the Stratolaunch Roc, the carbon-composite plane built by Stratolaunch Systems, founded in 2011 by Paul G. Allen. The plane with “a dual fuselage design and wingspan […]

Explore the First Flight of the First Airbus A330-800

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first A330-800 development aircraft to fly, also the second member of the A330neo family and market’s newest-generation 250-seat aircraft, has successfully completed its first flight which lasted four hours and four minutes. The new entry-level widebody aircraft in the Airbus Family is powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans. Airbus reported that the […]

First ANA A380 Takes to the Skies

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is now being prepared for cabin installation and painting in the airline’s special A380 livery. ANA HOLDINGS INC. placed a firm […]

First A330neo for TAP Air Portugal Completes Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first A330neo for launch operator TAP Air Portugal – MSN1819 – completed its 4:32 hours maiden flight. The aircraft now joins the fleet of two A330-900 test aircraft already performing flight tests since 19 October 2017. MSN1819 is the first aircraft fitted with the Airspace cabin by Airbus. It is equipped with light Flight […]

First A321LR Takes to The Skies for Its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]