SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – Last week Boeing shared this beautiful video of the 777X’ first flight. On January 25, 2020, the Boeing 777X took off for its first flight at Paine Field in Everett, Washington at 10:09 AM local time. During a 3 hour and 51 minute flight over Washington state, 777X Chief Pilot Van Chaney and Boeing Chief Pilot Craig Bomben began exercising the airplane’s … Continue reading VIDEO – BOEING 777X FIRST FLIGHT
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – After 2 earlier attempts this week, the beautiful 777X is going to fly for the first time! Due to extreme winds at Paine Field the takeoff was canceled yesterday, after the 777X’ maiden flight already had to be canceled on Thursday, due to thunder storms. Watch live how Boeing’s 777X test aircraft number one takes flight for the first time at Paine … Continue reading VIDEO – WATCH THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE BOEING 777X LIVE!
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – It’s almost time for the stunning 777X to fly today! Due to extreme winds at Paine Field the takeoff was canceled yesterday, after the 777X’ maiden flight already had to be canceled on Thursday, due to thunder storms. Boeing will try again today at 10:00 AM (PST). For now though, take a look at what defines the Boeing 777X. ☆☆☆ (Head image: … Continue reading VIDEO – BOEING’S 777X ENGINES, WINGS AND FUSELAGE EXPLAINED
TOULOUSE, FRANCE – Airbus has successfully performed the first fully automatic vision-based takeoff last month at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France, using an Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft. The test crew – consisting of 2 pilots, 2 flight test engineers and 1 test flight engineer – the ATTOL-system – Autonomous Taxiing, Takeoff and Landing. The A350 took off at around 10:15 AM local time on December 18, … Continue reading VIDEO – AIRBUS DEMONSTRATES FIRST FULLY AUTOMATIC VISION-BASED TAKEOFF
LANGLEY, VA – NASA has released footage of a Fokker F-28 falling from tens of feet off the ground. NASA conducted a crash test at the Landing and Impact Research Facility (LandIR) in Langley. There were 24 crash test dummies aboard the aircraft. The F-28, the predecessor of the Fokker 70/100, is the largest aircraft ever dropped on LandIR. NASA conducted the test to gather … Continue reading NASA RELEASED VIDEO OF A FALLING FOKKER F-28
MORRISTOWN, NJ – Honeywell Aerospace, manufacturer of aircraft engines and avionics and a producer of auxiliary power units (APUs) and other aviation products, has retired its Convair 580 test aircraft after 67 years. It was built in 1952 and has been with the company since 2000. The aircraft – with registration N580HW – flew for United Airlines between 1952 and 1966. After 14 years of … Continue reading HONEYWELL RETIRES CONVAIR 580 AIRCRAFT