Posts Tagged ‘first flight’


Gustave vs. the Wright Brothers: Who Was Really First?

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.
by Melanie Rivera

The Airbus A350 starts its engines for the firs time

UPDATED: Airbus Prepares For First A350-900 XWB Flight Tomorrow Morning

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 Toulo...
by Jason Rabinowitz

Companies flock to Twitter to congratulate Airbus

Competitors, Airlines Flock To Twitter, Congratulate Airbus On A350 Flight

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 cel...
by Jason Rabinowitz


A350 First Flight Takeoff

Airbus Successfully Completes First A350 Flight

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 prog...
by Jason Rabinowitz


Bombardier Prepares For First CS100 Flight This Morning

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 ...
by Jason Rabinowitz