Airbus A321LR makes first flight

First flight of the Airbus A321LR. (Airbus)

Airbus's first long range A321LR narrowbody has completed its maiden flight, bringing the aircraft a step closer to perhaps being seen in Australia. The first flight of the A321LR, MSN7877, powered by two CFM Leap-1A engines, took place from Airbus's Hamburg facility, with the six-person flightcrew testing … [Read more...]

Qantas’s third 787-9 lands in Australia

Qantas Boeing 787-9 VH-ZNC arriving at Melbourne Airport after its ferry flight. (Victor Pody)

Qantas's third Boeing 787-9 has arrived in Australia, touching down in Melbourne on Wednesday after its delivery flight from Boeing's Everett facility just outside Seattle. The aircraft, VH-ZNC, took off from Paine Field as QF6026 just after 1230 local time on Tuesday and landed at Tullamarine just before … [Read more...]