Wing tip devices save up to four per cent in fuel
Air New Zealand has taken delivery of its first A320 equipped with fuel saving wing tip devices, or Sharklets, at a ceremony during the 50th Le Bourget Paris airshow.… Continue reading
The world’s aviation sector moved to the rhythm of Airbus’ A350 XWB today as this new-generation jetliner performed its first flight – viewed by thousands of company employees, industry executives and aircraft enthusiasts at Toulouse, France, and followed on the… Continue reading
(Reuters) – After the Dreamliner, the Hushliner?
Europe’s latest passenger jet, the Airbus A350, made its maiden flight on Friday and its chief salesman, opening a new front in a battle with U.S. rival Boeing Co , declared it so… Continue reading
The RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) completed its first East Coast flight from Webster Field Annex on June 12, marking the start of the next phase of test for the program.
A team from the Navy and Marine… Continue reading
With the A350 XWB scheduled for its maiden flight on 14 June, Airbus has published the latest “Shaping Efficiency” newsletter with new highlights on this game-changing widebody jetliner.
Released today, the second edition provides interactive A350 XWB content tailored for… Continue reading
On track with programme schedule
Airbus confirms that the A350 XWB first flight is planned for this Friday, 14th June, based on current visibility of the programme and the flight test status. Weather conditions permitting, the A350… Continue reading
(AFP) French aerospace giant Airbus’s new long-haul carrier, the A350, should make its maiden flight at the end of next week unless bad weather or unexpected problems crop up, sources told AFP Thursday.
“The final ground trials went very well.… Continue reading
New regional airline WestJet Encore to commence operations on June 24, 2013
Bombardier Aerospace and WestJet today announced the delivery of the first of 20 Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners ordered by WestJet. The aircraft will be operated by the new… Continue reading
The Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engine for Airbus’ highly efficient A320neo jetliner is now in flight testing. This powerplant successfully completed its maiden flight on a test bed aircraft from Pratt & Whitney’s facilities in Quebec, Canada after more… Continue reading
4 June 2013
When the first A350 XWB to fly, known as MSN1, makes its maiden flight, an international crew of six will be on board, comprising two Flight Test Pilots, one Test Flight Engineer and three Flight Test Engineers.… Continue reading
Royal Air Force Squadron Leader James Schofield completed the first vertical landing by a United Kingdom military test pilot May 28, 2013 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Schofield flew F-35B Lightning II test aircraft BF-1.
The F-35B is… Continue reading