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EASA: Thumbs-up for Oma Sud SkyCar

Italian general aviation manufacturer Oma Sud has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for its twin-engine piston-powered SkyCar pusher. The company applied for a type certificate in 2004 and first demonstrated a mock-up of the Textron Lycoming IO-360-C1E6-powered aircraft at the Paris Air Show in 2005. First flight took place in December 2007, at […]

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Image of the Week: 787 Maiden Sortie

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user NZpeteair. It depicts Boeing’s 787 on its maiden flight from Everett. Also featured is an accompanying Lockheed T-33 chase aircraft. Go here for our complete coverage of the 787′s first flight as well as the programme’s history. Start a gallery […]

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Boeing 787 successfully performs first flight despite bad weather

Picture credit: Boeing Boeing has completed the maiden flight of its flagship 787 Dreamliner, the world’s first majority composite jetliner. The aircraft – designated ZA001 – touched down at 1:35PST at Boeing Field just south of Seattle and home to the company’s flight test operations centre that will oversee the nine to 12 month certification […]

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Gulfstream G250 First Flight

Gulfstream’s G250, the aircraft built to replace the G200 in service, has performed it’s first flight successfully in Tel Aviv, Israel. The G250, a super midsize cabin, mid-range business jet, took offfrom Ben Gurion International Airport today at 8:16 a.m. local time,reaching an altitude of 32,000 ft and a speed of 0.7 mach. Landing gearwas retracted […]

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A400M First Flight

Airbus Military’s first A400M transport took off from San Pablo airport near Seville, Spain at 10:15 local time on its historic first flight. Aircraft MSN001 landed at 14:00 local time, after a sortie lasting 3h 45min. Airbus says the first A400M reached its top speed of 300kt (555km/h) as planned during the flight, and that the […]

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Re-engined Lynx in flight debut

AgustaWestland has performed the 1h first flight of a re-engined Lynx AH9 utility helicopter for the British Army, and will deliver an initial four of the modified aircraft before year-end. Continue reading…

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Cessna Citation flew for the first time 40 years ago

Cessna is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the maiden flight of the Citation. This is how Flight reported the event at the time: “Cessna flew the Fanjet 500 business jet for the first time on September 15 and promptly renamed it the Citation. “Also announced was a major revision of all performance, weight, dimension and […]

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First A320 assembled in China completes historic first flight

The first Chinese-assembled Airbus A320 completed its first flight today at 14:56 local time. Airbus says in a statement the aircraft took off from Tianjin airport at precisely 10:42 and landed back at the airport four hours and 14 minutes later at 14:56. Continue reading…

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Russia’s Angara rocket family needs cash injection

  Picture credit: Khrunichev Space Center Fourteen years after the start of development, Russia’s Angara rocket needs a cash injection of billions more roubles to deliver the planned 2011 first flights of its 1.2 and A5 versions.  

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Aeromexico raises Boeing 787 performance concerns

As Boeing presses towards a first flight in the second quarter, airline customers have begun to raise questions publicly about the 787s performance. Continue reading…

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