Tag: test flight

Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 Test Plane Soars for the Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Some good news from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. The Flight Test Vehicle 10 (FTV10), the first SpaceJet M90 in final, certifiable baseline configuration has successfully completed its first flight. The first commercial plane manufactured in Japan operated an ordinary approximately 2-hour test flight under normal operating conditions over the Pacific Ocean. The captain of the flight […]

StratoAirNet Solar-Cell Wing Ground Test Successful

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bye Aerospace announced that SolAero solar cells were successfully installed and ground tested on both wings of the initial prototype for the advanced, medium-altitude, long-endurance solar-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called “StratoAirNet” being developed by the company. The StratoAirNet is a light-weight, carbon composite construction, aerodynamically efficient aircraft. The solar-electric UAV has a payload of […]

Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner Takes The Selfie To New Heights

Reading Time: 2 minutes All new planes have to go through an endurance test to ensure they’re passenger-ready, which is what a Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner was conducting. However, the routine test went off the rails – or off the clouds, rather – when it turned back toward Seattle, where it originated, after flying about 2,000 miles. Then it turned […]

Fourth Gulfstream G600 Completes Its Debut Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that the fourth Gulfstream G600 aircraft completed its debut flight just over six weeks after the third aircraft, further cementing confidence in the G600 program. The G600 departed Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport at 6:50 p.m. During the 1-hour and 18-minute flight, the aircraft climbed to a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet/15,545 […]

Watch the Second Global 7000 Flying for the First Time

Reading Time: < 1 minute Global 7000 msn 70002 / C-GBLB took off from the manufacturers Toronto Downsview facility at 10:53 on Sunday March 5 for its 4 hour, 28 minute first flight. The aircraft was flown by Bombardier test pilot Captain Jeff Karnes, alongside co-pilot J.R. Marcolesco. Flight engineer Ben Povall was also on board for the flight, which […]

Third Embraer E190-E2 Joins Flight Test Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute The third of four Embraer E190-E2 flight test aircraft has flown for the first time, the Brazilian manufacturer confirmed. The flight test program for the next-generation E-Jet powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1900G geared turbofan (GTF) engines was launched ahead of schedule May 23. The second E2 prototype took to the skies July 8. The […]

Airlander 10, World’s Largest Aircraft, Damaged During Test Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute The world’s largest aircraft, the Airlander 10, has sustained damage during its second test flight in central England. The aircraft, which is 92 metres long, appears to have nose-dived upon landing, hitting the ground and damaging the cockpit. Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), the manufacturer of the helium-filled airship said no-one was injured. Airlander 10 was […]