Tag: First Flight

VIDEO – 10 YEARS SINCE THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE BOEING 787 DREAMLINER

10 years after the Boeing 787 Dreamliner's first flight

CHARLESTON, SC – On December 15, 2009 the Boeing 787 Dreamliner took off for the first time. The beautiful and fuel efficient 787 is a remarkable work of art to many Boeing employees and aviation lovers around the world. The aircraft has been a huge success so far and its success will continue for decades

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EMBRAER’S E175-E2 COMPLETES ITS FIRST FLIGHT

Embraer E175 E-2 first flight

SAO PAULO – For the first time Embraer has made a test flight with the prototype of the new E175-E2; the smallest member of the E2 family. Embraer has not received orders for the aircraft yet, but it will be subjected to an intensive test program in the coming 2 years. Embraer is planning to

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VIDEO – BRITISH AIRWAYS’ A350 INAUGURAL FLIGHT

British Airway A350 first commercial flight

LONDON – British Airways’ brand new A350-1000 (G-XWBA) has made its first commercial flight on Monday August 5, 2019. The aircraft departed for its inaugural flight at 1:40 PM Local Time as Flight BA460 from London Heathrow to Madrid. In the coming weeks, the A350 will be used daily between both airports, which are the

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FIRST FLIGHT OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST AIRCRAFT; THE STRATOLAUNCH

Stratolaunch First Flight

MOJAVE DESERT, CA – On April 13, 2019 the world’s largest aircraft by wingspan, completed its successful maiden flight over the Mojave Desert in California. The Stratolaunch is an impressive twin-fuselage plane with 6 engines and a wingspan of 117m (384ft), larger than the length of an American football field. The monster plane is designed

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THIRD IRKUT MC-21 PROTOTYPE MAKES FIRST FLIGHT

Irkut MC-21

IRKUTSK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – The 3rd prototype of the Irkut MC-21 flew for the first time on Saturday. The Russian airliner completed a 90 minute test flight from Irkut Airport in Russia. This is the 1st MC-21 that is equipped with a passenger cabin. During the test flight, the MC-21-300 reached a maximum height of

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