Tag: test program

Gulfstream G500 on Final Approach for Type Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the Gulfstream G500 is nearing completion of function and reliability (F&R) testing, which will mark the end of the flying required for U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification later this summer. Gulfstream’s other in-development aircraft, the Gulfstream G600, is well into its certification program. “We share our customers’ excitement about […]

MC-21-300 Factory Tests Enter Second Stage

Reading Time: 1 minute The flying prototype of Russia’s new Irkut MC-21-300 narrowbody airliner has completed the first stage of factory testing, OEM Irkut Corporation reports. The final, sixth flight as part of the first stage was performed on June 23. During the first phase the aircraft was tested for stability and controllability with different configurations of the wing […]

First MC-21-300 Flying Prototype In Taxi Trials

Reading Time: 1 minute The first flying prototype of Russia’s Irkut MC-21-300 single-aisle airliner has completed the first low-speed taxi trial in the run-up to the maiden flight. The tests are being conducted at Irkut Corporation’s Irkutsk Aviation Plant flight testing facility. Preparations for the first flight are on schedule, the company says. Ground checks are being run on […]

9th Prototype Of The PAK FA Flew Into The Air

Reading Time: 1 minute In Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the 9th prototype of a fifth-generation fighter T-50 (T-50-9), created as part of the program of the advanced aviation complex of front-line aviation (PAK FA), was launched into the air, Lenta.ru reported with ref to a source in Russian military structures. Ground tests of aircraft equipment began in autumn 2016. “The new fighter […]

A350-1000 Circles Europe In Early Long Flight Trial

Reading Time: 1 minute The A350-1000 successfully completed  its first and unique “Early Long Flight” with 310 passengers on board, including 10 Airbus Flight Test crew members and 13 Virgin Atlantic cabin crew. Test aircraft MSN065 took off from and landed in Toulouse on May 11th after a 12 hours flight. During the long-haul flight the passengers, comprising Airbus […]

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 […]

Boeing KC-46A Tanker Joins Flight Test Program

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing now has six aircraft in its KC-46 tanker test program, expanding its ability to complete ground and flight-test activities as it progresses toward first deliveries to the U.S. Air Force. The newest KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft, the second low-rate initial production plane, completed its first flight April 29. Its test activities will help ensure […]