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Cessna SkyCourier's first aircraft on its maiden flight. (Photo: Textron Aviation)

Cessna SkyCourier Completes Successful First Flight

Textron Aviation announced a successful first flight of its new twin utility turboprop, the Cessna SkyCourier. The clean sheet designed SkyCourier, featuring Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65SC engines, will be offered in various configurations including a 6,000-pound payload capable freighter, a 19-seat passenger version or a mixed passenger/freight combination, all based on the common platform. “Today was an exciting day for our employees, our suppliers and our customers. The Cessna SkyCourier performed exactly as we expected, which is a testament…

Why Boeing Needs the 777X to Have A Smooth Path…

Earlier this week, Boeing announced it expected it's Boeing 777X to make its first flight as soon as Jan. 23, an event that would put an end to a months-long delay that has only exacerbated the manufacturing giant's financial troubles. Originally, the company expected the 777X to first take flight…

Trip Report: Flying from Phoenix to Orlando and Back on…

American debuted its newest aircraft, the Airbus A321neo, into passenger service on Tuesday. The latest-generation narrowbody aircraft offers exceptional range, larger overhead bin space and, overall, a better passenger experience over previous-generation A320 family models. American became the third operator of the type in the U.S. after taking delivery back…

ANA Takes Delivery of First Airbus A380, Becomes Last New…

All Nippon Airways, commonly known as ANA, took delivery of its first Airbus A380 on Wednesday at the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse, France, becoming the first Japanese operator of the double-decker aircraft. The aircraft delivered was the first of three ANA orders for the A380, inherited by the airline…

Delta Goes Big with A220 Launch

The airline responsible for the Airbus A220 being called the A220 instead of the Bombardier C Series has finally begun revenue service with the aircraft.  Delta Air Lines marked a new chapter in its 90-year history last week when it inaugurated a new aircraft type into its fleet, the Airbus…

Boeing 747: Celebrating 50 Years of Flight

In each and every conversation about aircraft, her name comes up. And it is her name, because unavoidably, it has become the symbol of commercial aviation worldwide. Its beautiful design is without a doubt the most recognizable among scores of airplanes from all ages. You can debate about the efficiency…

Onboard the “First” Flight: Flying on United’s New Boeing 787-10…

It was an early morning in Los Angeles as Terminal 7's Gate 77 was a buzz on Monday at 7:00 a.m. with excited passengers, all lined up to board a special United Airlines aircraft. United operates flights nearly every hour between Los Angeles and Newark, but the 8:15 a.m. departure…

Qatar’s A350-1000 Lands at New York-JFK

Qatar Airways launched the Airbus A350-1000XWB on its first regularly scheduled route to the United States for the airline on Sunday, placing it on the popular Doha to New York route. The first flight of the new service landed Sunday afternoon, replacing the Boeing 777-300ER as the aircraft for Qatar’s…

China’s Comac C919 Takes off on Historic Maiden Flight

At 02:01 am Eastern Time (14:01 local) the first Comac C919 took off on its maiden flight departing from runway 34R of Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The aircraft, registered B-001A, operating under a special permit to fly by the Chinese CAA, touched back down at 15:20 pm following a one…

A Success: The Boeing 737 MAX 9 Completes Maiden Flight…

On Thursday, Boeing's new 737 MAX 9 aircraft took to the skies for its first flight. Departing Renton Municipal Airport at 10:52 a.m., the newest addition to the MAX family departed for a two hour and 42-minute test flight before landing at Boeing Field at 1:34 p.m. Captain Christine Walsh and  Captain…