Airbus celebrates A319neo maiden flight

The Airbus A319neo takes off. (Airbus)

Airbus has completed the maiden flight of its A319neo, the smallest member of the A320 family of aircraft. The aircraft, D-AVWA, took off from Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport in Germany on March 31 and landed at Airbus headquarters at Toulouse Airport in France some five hours later, Airbus said in a … [Read more...]

Embraer E195-E2 completes first flight

The E195-E2 is the largest member of the E2 family of regional jets. (Embraer)

Embraer’s E195-E2 has commenced its flight test program with a successful maiden flight at the company’s Sao Jose dos Campos facility. The largest variant of the E2 family of regional jets, powered by two Pratt & Whitney PurePower geared turbofan engines, took off at 1122 local time on March 29 and … [Read more...]

Boeing 737 MAX 8 certified

Boeing 737 MAX 8 N8704Q at Darwin Airport on Australia Day 2017. (Tony Kao)

Boeing says its 737 MAX 8 is on track for first delivery in “coming months” after the aircraft received certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at the end of a flight test program that lasted just under 14 months. The company said the FAA had granted Boeing an “amended type … [Read more...]

Boeing shows off first 737 MAX 9

Crowds gather to welcome the Boeing MAX 9. (Boeing)

Boeing has shown off the first 737 MAX 9 as the clock ticks down to first delivery of the MAX 8 variant. The 737 MAX 9 was presented to Boeing staff and invited guests at the company’s Renton, Washington facility on Tuesday (US time). The aircraft, a stretch of the MAX 8, has been designed with a … [Read more...]

Embraer presents first E195-E2

The E195-E2 is the second E2 variant in the three-jet family. (Embraer)

Embraer says the E195-E2 is on track to make its maiden flight later in 2017 after showing off the first completed aircraft at its Brazil headquarters. The E195-E2 is largest variant of the E2 family of jets and has been designed with a range of 2,450nm when carrying 120 passengers in a two-class layout or … [Read more...]