Tag: maiden flight

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. […]

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Completes First Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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. […]

China’s First Large Homemade Passenger Jet To Fly In 2017

Reading Time: 1 minute After years of delays, China’s first large homemade passenger jetliner will take to the air for its maiden flight in the first half of this year. State-owned aircraft maker Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd., or Comac, based in Shanghai, has nearly completed work on the 175-passenger C919, the ruling Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily […]

COMAC Plans 1Q Maiden Flight for C919

Reading Time: 1 minute China’s Commercial Aircraft Corp. (COMAC) is planning a 2017 first quarter inaugural flight for the C919 narrowbody, although no more specific date has been given. The 158-seat airliner has seen several delays. The original schedule would have seen the aircraft make its maiden flight in 2014 followed by delivery to Chengdu Airlines. But program delays […]

First New Standard A330 MRTT Makes Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed the maiden flight of the first new standard A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport. This model incorporates a number of enhancements introduced on the basic A330 as well as upgraded military systems as part of Airbus and Airbus Defence and Space’s continuous product improvement programme. The three-hour flight […]

Russian Plane With AWACS-Styled Radar to Make Maiden Flight in 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute The airborne A-100 Premier system will be set on an Ilyushin Il-76MD plane for the first test run due next year. It was dubbed an airborne lab and given the codename A-100LL. “The aim is to test and fine-tune Premier avionics on an A-100LL and then move it onto an Il-476. If everything goes as […]