Archive | January, 2011

FAA returns to 787 flights, maiden production sortie and ZA002 flying Monday (Update1)

N1006F, originally uploaded by kpaekilo1. Boeing will restart 787 certification operations, the first of three major milestones slated for Monday. Currently based in Yuma, Arizona, ZA004 will re-launch Federal Aviation Administration certification operations for the 787 with a validation of the fuel jettison system, sources tell FlightBlogger. This will be the first flight test for […]

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Photos of Note: Sukhoi makes it official with Aeroflot Superjet rollout

Aeroflot is inching closer and closer to accepting the first Suhkoi Superjet SSJ100-95LR, as the Russian airframer has released the first official photos of the RA-98001. Russian certification of the new regional jet is expected this month, and EASA told Reuters yesterday its stamp of approval will follow in 2012. More photos are available below […]

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First 747-8I heads for a Friday night factory gauntlet

Don’t mind me, I’m not even here, just pretend like I didn’t write this at all. Just because I’m technically not supposed to be working doesn’t mean I all of a sudden stop loving aviation. RC001, Boeing’s first 747-8 Intercontinental, is spending tonight and tomorrow conducting the first of three systems check-out simulations called gauntlets. […]

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Some thoughts on 2010 and an important programming note

Dear Friends, Of the fifty-two weeks last year, more than two of them were cumulatively spent airborne covering 165,000 miles over 17 countries on five continents passing through 45 different airport. This page produced 374 posts, 29 videos, 3,033 photos and a potentially obscene number of tweets. It is with that I say thank you […]

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For Sukhoi, 2011 is the stage for Superjet’s first test

Early this year, the first Sukhoi Superjet will be delivered to its first customers, Aermenian carrier Armavia and Russian flag carrier Aeroflot. While the world hasn’t seen what the Armavia colors look like on the SSJ100, a sneak peek of the first Aeroflot-painted Superjet was revealed last week on the snowy flight line in Komsomolsk-on-Amur where […]

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