For years, the Wright brothers’ first flight has been heatedly debated, with some historians claiming that Gustave Whitehead was actually the first. Here’s what we know.
Are you ready for another first flight? Wasting no time after the successful first flight of the Bombardier CSeries, the Boeing 787-9 is scheduled to take to the skies for the first time tomorrow at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern. As always, that time and date may change due to weather or other factors, but we […]
On Monday morning in Mirabel, just outside of Montreal, the Bombardier CSeries CS100 FTV-1 took to the skies for the first time. Just before 10am local time, the clean-sheet narrowbody started its roll down runway 06, taking off in an incredibly quiet manner. After five years of design and a few minor delays, the first […]
Today is the long awaited day for Bombardier, as the CS100 Flight Test Vehicle FTV1 is scheduled for its first flight at about 10am EST. The CS100 is slated for delivery in the second half of 2014, and currently has only 63 firm orders, along with 114 orders for the larger CS300. You can watch the […]
All the cool companies are on Twitter, that is a fact. Occasionally, these companies decide to have a bit of a chat between each other on Twitter, and the conclusion of the first Airbus A350 was one of those moments. As the celebration at Toulouse began, several competitors and airlines took to Twitter to congratulate […]
In the early morning hours of Friday, Airbus A350 “MSN1″ climbed into the skies over Toulouse for the very first time. The first flight, just days before the 50th Paris Air Show, is a huge milestone in the A350 program, which is the latest widebody aircraft in the Airbus family. Much like the Boeing 787, […]
Tomorrow is a big day for Airbus, as the A350-900 XWB is scheduled for its first flight at 10:00am Paris time. The current plan, which is subject to weather conditions, calls for a four hour test flight out of and back to Toulouse. The A350-900 is slated for delivery in the second half of 2014, […]
Condor Airlines flew their first Seattle-Frankfurt flight yesterday using a Boeing 767-300ER, greeted by a water cannon salute and a celebration at the South Terminal.