Tag: test flights

Delta’s First Airbus A330-900neo Takes Off Over France

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta, a major American airline, announced its first and long-awaited Airbus A330-900neo has finally took off for its initial test flight over France. The aircraft is expected to join Delta’s fleet later this spring. The beginning of test flights means that soon the aircraft will be delivered to the airline and will take off for […]

Russia Makes Further Progress with MC-21 Test Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute The MC-21 aircraft developed by Irkut Corporation, which is a member of a United Aircraft Corporation, is further progressing in the flight test program. On 27 April one of the test aircraft, the MC-21-300, performed a flight from Irkutsk to Ulyanovsk Vostochny airport, where it will be painted according to production technologies. After the painting […]

Gulfstream G650ER Completes Record-Breaking Polar Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that the ultra-long-range G650ER has again proven its unmatched performance capabilities, adding yet another city-pair speed record, this time during a flight over the North Pole. The G650ER departed White Plains, New York, at 1:30 p.m. May 12 and arrived in Shanghai at 3:10 p.m. local time May 13. Flown at […]

MC-21 Narrowbody to Sport Russian PD-14 Engines from 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Aviadvigatel PD-14-powered version of Russia’s new-generation Irkut MC-21 narrowbody is scheduled to be rolled out in Q2 2019 following system checks and tests of the engine’s compatibility with the aircraft, Sergey Popov, managing director of UEC – Perm Engines, has announced. There are currently three PD-14 examples being assembled for testing purposes. These powerplants […]

China’s C919 Aircraft to Undergo Tests Ahead of 2021 Deliveries

Reading Time: < 1 minute China’s first domestically made large passenger aircraft is expected to undergo intensive test flights in 2018, in a bid to make the first delivery of the airliner in 2021. Before the delivery can be made, the C919 still faces complicated and difficult test flights, Science and Technology Daily reported, citing Wang Wei, chief engineer at […]

Third Global 7000 Flight Test Vehicle Completes Its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that a third Global 7000 flight test vehicle (FTV3) has successfully completed its maiden flight. FTV3 joins a test program that has been demonstrating excellent system reliability and breaking new ground since it got underway in November 2016. Just five months into testing, the Global 7000 aircraft set a record as […]