• 208 In Flight

    With Tesla and SpaceX credentials, start-up flies pilotless Caravan


    A US start-up headed by former Tesla and SpaceX software engineers has completed more than 50 flights of remotely-piloted Cessna aircraft and aims to offer a certified pilotless Caravan 208 within as little as two years. Silicon Valley-based Reliable Robotics has been in business since 2017 but is just ...

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    AI wins 5 to 0 in simulated dogfights against human F-16 fighter pilot


    The AI program, named “Falcon”, defeated a senior fighter pilot and F-16 Weapons Instructor Course graduate, call sign “Banger”, in a series of nearly flawless performances that took advantage of the computer program’s ability to fly more precisely and aggressively.

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    Video images show MC-21 undergoing water-ingestion test runs


    Irkut has completed a series of water-ingestion tests of the MC-21-300 twinjet at speeds up to 150kt. The airframer says the testing has confirmed the aircraft is capable of operating on water-contaminated runways. Video: Irkut MC-21-300 water-ingestion tests Irkut performed 29 runs ...

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    Pilatus begins assembly of first PC-24 for Swedish air ambulance organisation


    Pilatus has begun final assembly of the first PC-24 for the KSA Swedish air ambulance organisation, from a 2019 order for six examples of the superlight business jet.

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    Commercial Mi-8AMT polar helicopter in serial production


    Russian Helicopters has produced the first Mil Mi-8AMT helicopter designed for civilian use in the arctic. The civilian variant of the type is now in serial production at the company’s Ulan-Ude factory, says the company. Source: Russian Helicopters The Mi-8AMT is optimized for working in ...

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    Airbus A220 VIP cabin concept revealed


    A VIP cabin concept for an Airbus A220-300 has been unveiled by two US business aviation services companies in a bid to showcase the regional airliner as a viable alternative to traditional large-cabin, long-range business jets and established VIP narrowbodies.

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    ​Block III Super Hornet conducts maiden sortie


    Boeing has conducted the maiden flight of the first F/A-18 Super Hornet in the new Block III configuration.

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    All-electric Grand Caravan makes maiden flight


    An electric-powered Cessna 208B Grand Caravan lifted off a Moses Lake runway on 28 May, marking another milestone in a project that aims to bring all-electric flight to consumer air travel.

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    Flight test: Bombardier Global 7500 offers world travellers creature comforts


    With its Global 7500, Bombardier is looking to redefine long-range large-cabin business aviation. FlightGlobal test pilot Mike Gerzanics went to San Jose, California to try out the new flagship

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    Cessna SkyCourier makes maiden flight


    Cessna has launched the flight-test campaign for its SkyCourier, with the twin-engined turboprop making its maiden sortie on 17 May from the airframer’s headquarters in Wichita, Kansas.

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    ​Snowbirds CT-114 crashes during display in Canada


    A Canadair CT-114 Tutor trainer operated by the Canadian air force’s Snowbirds team has crashed during a demonstration routine.

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    Boeing rolls out Airpower Teaming System for Royal Australian Air Force


    Later this year, the Airpower Teaming System will undergo ground testing, followed by taxi tests and its first flight test. After that, manned-unmanned teaming test flights will be conducted, says the firm. Testing is to be done at undisclosed locations in Australia.

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    SIA to move a fifth of A380 fleet to desert storage


    Singapore Airlines (SIA) will shift four Airbus A380s to long-term storage at Alice Springs airport in central Australia. The first of four double-deckers arrived on 26 April, according to a Facebook post by Alice Springs airport; the jets will be stored at Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage. ...

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    First Airbus airliner lands on St Helena


    UK charter airline Titan Airways has become the first operator to land an Airbus airliner on the island of St Helena in south Atlantic following the arrival on 20 April of an A318.

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    AVIC AG600 testing moves to the sea


    The AVIC AG600 amphibian has moved to a new stage in its testing campaign, operating flights over the sea. Later in 2020, the aircraft is scheduled to conduct its first takeoff from the ocean surface, according to a China Daily report quoting the aircraft’s manufacturer. Video: ...

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    First Nigerian Super Tucano conducts maiden sortie


    The first A-29 Super Tucano due for delivery to the Nigerian air force has conducted its maiden flight from Jacksonville, Florida.

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    Saab commences production of first Brazilian Gripen F


    Saab has cut metal on the first two-seat Gripen F for the Brazilian air force. The first part cut for the aircraft will form part of the jet’s air duct section, just behind the fighter’s cockpit, says Saab. Video: First Metal Cut Gripen F to ...

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    Vistara receives first Boeing 787


    India’s Vistara has taken delivery of the first widebody aircraft in its fleet, a Boeing 787-9. The GEnx-1B powered aircraft, registered VT-TSD, is the first of six 787s that Vistara has on order. Vistara takes first Boeing 787-9 The carrier, ...

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    Boston to Nantucket: Cape Air’s new P2012 Traveller


    The pilot goosed the throttles, the Lycoming TEO-540-C1A engines whined and the Cape Air Tecnam P2012 Traveller accelerated briskly along Boston Logan International airport’s Runway 22R.

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    ATSB issues preliminary report on C-130 firefighting crash


    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its preliminary report into the fatal crash of a Lockheed Martin EC-130Q during firefighting operations. The crash occurred at 13:16 local time on 23 January near Peak View, New South Wales, killing all three crew members. The aircraft involved was operated ...