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COMAC C919 makes first flight

The COMAC C919 passenger jet has successfully completed its first flight today, from Shanghai’s Pudong International airport, where the final assembly line of the aircraft is located. The aircraft was in the air for around eighty minutes and performed well according to COMAC. The C919 is intended as a competitor of the Boeing 737 and […]

Antonov An-132 takes off

The Antonov An-132 made its maiden flight today, 31 March 2017, the same day as the Airbus A319neo and the Boeing 787-10 double-stretch Dreamliner. The Antonov/Taqnia An-132 is an improved version of the Antonov An-32 twin-engined turboprop transport aircraft and is being developed jointly by Saudi Arabia and Ukraine. It is a multi-role aircraft for […]

First Airbus A319neo flies

The third and smallest member of the Airbus A320neo Family, the A319neo, has begun flight testing today, 31 March 2017. The first Airbus A319neo (new engine option) performed its maiden flight from Hamburg and landed in Toulouse after 5 hours in the air. The aircraft was flown by test pilots Michel Gagneux and Eckard Hausser. […]

Airbus A350-1000 has taken off

The Airbus A350-1000 XWB has taken off for its maiden flight from Toulouse Blagnac Airport, France, around 10.50 a.m. local time, today, 24 November 2016. The new A350-version measures almost 74 metres from nose to tail (73.78 m to be exactly, 242.1 ft). That is 7,00 metres longer than the standard A350-900. In a typical […]

Giant Airlander 10 takes off

The biggest aircraft in the world, the Airlander 10, developed by Hybrid Air Vehicles in England, successfully completed its first flight on Wednesday 17 August 2016. Airlander 10 took off from the historic Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire, England, for a short flight of only 19 minutes, just before darkness. During its first flight, chief test […]

First flight for Embraer E190-E2

The Embraer E190-E2 has performed its first flight from São José dos Campos, Brazil, on Monday May 23. The flight took place without any advance notice. Embraer announced it only on social media. The maiden flight took place much earlier than expected, which is quite unusual for new aircraft. It was originally planned for the […]

First Airbus A321neo flies

The first Airbus A321neo (New Engine Option) has completed its maiden flight on 9 February 2016 from Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines, performed a five hours and 29 minutes flight, during which tests were carried out on the engine speed variation (low/high), systems behaviour and to validate the aircraft’s flight […]