Pratt & Whitney and Airbus have started flight testing of the GTF Advantage, the updated version of the Geared Turbofan. The engine is tested on the port side A320neo testbed MSN6101 (registration F-WNEO), which took off from Toulouse at 10.36 am local time this...
Covid caused some delays, but the development of Airbus Wing of Tomorrow has got to the next stage with the final assembly of the first prototype. It is the first of three composite demonstrator wings that will be thoroughly tested and evaluated before the lessons can...
The first production aircraft of the COMAC C919 has made its maiden flight on May 14. The aircraft, painted white with China Eastern Airlines on the fuselage, performed a three hour, two minutes test flight from and to Shanghai Pudong, the Chinese airframer reported...
UPDATE – After four years and seven months to the day of its first flight, the Russian Irkut MC-21-300 has received its type certificate on December 28. The Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsiya awarded the basic certificate after the MC-21 successfully...
UPDATE – Except for the resolution on its revised net-zero targets, the IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Boston discussed a few other hot topics today that have caused irritation: Covid and costs. When Willie Walsh had a few things to say… As the world...
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