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While the press release from ATR boasts of its first delivery of an ATR 72-600 to Air New Zealand, we're pretty sure the accompanying photograph shows the turboprop - complete with distinctive All Black livery - flying over ATR's home city of Toulouse. The delivery is the first from a 2011 order of seven 68-seaters, with a further five aircraft on option. Deliveries will be completed during 2016. The pictured aircraft will enter service in November, with ANZ subsidiary Mount Cook Airlines.
Ahead of its delivery at the end of September, United Airlines' initial Boeing 787 has completed its first production flight. The aircraft took off from Boeing's Paine Field in Everett, Washington on Sunday 19 August. The flight tested the 787's onboard systems at high and medium altitudes. They also checked back-up and safety elements, including cabin pressurisation, avionics, navigation and communications systems.
Credit: United Airlines