Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Completes First Flight

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first on 31 March from Boeing South Carolina in Charlestown. The aircraft, which is the newest and longest model of the 787 family, completed a successful flight totaling four hours and 58 minutes. The aircraft performed tests on flight controls, systems and handling qualities. The […]

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 Completes First Flight

The Boeing 737 MAX 9 completed its first flight on 13 April. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule, commencing a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery. The aircraft completed a successful 2 hour, 42-minute flight from Seattle’s Boeing Field. The aircraft will now undergo comprehensive flight testing before deliveries commence in 2018. The […]

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USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 24 April

Airbus Delivers First A321neo to Virgin America Virgin America took delivery of the first Airbus A321neo a CFM Leap-1A-powered variant on Thursday 20 April at an handover ceremony in Hamburg. Airbus announced joint FAA-EASA certification of the Leap-powered A321neo on 1 March, two-and-a-half months after the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-powered version gained its approval. The […]

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