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Virgin Galactic to test crewed flights, Branson to fly in 2021

Virgin Galactic comes one step closer to ‘space tourism’. The company plans to perform first crewed test flights of VSS Unity from October 22, 2020, document by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says....


Safety issues detain Boeing 737 MAX from Canadian skies

Transport Canada shows no hurry in the recertification process of Boeing 737 MAX. The authority strictly stated MAX will not be allowed to fly in Canadian skies until all safety issues have been resolved.  ...


Canadian regulator completes first Boeing 737 MAX test flight

Transport Canada has started test flights of the Boeing 737 MAX, completing the first in a series on August 27, 2020. The Canadian regulator is the first foreign authority to submit its independent review of the changes to the aircraft proposed by Boeing. ...


Canadian regulator to test fly the Boeing 737 MAX

Though the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was the first authority to test flight system revisions of the globally grounded Boeing 737 MAX, the air travel regulator Transport Canada is expected to perform its own series of test flights for the validation of the beleaguered aircraft....


World’s largest jet engine is getting ready to power Boeing 777X

The debut of the biggest turbine engine in the world installed on the largest plane Boeing ever built is closer than you might think. Reports indicate the airframer has finally paired the gigantic GE9X engine with its highly anticipated 777X jet, the latest version of the long-haul wide-body 777 airliner. The flight test plane is set to roll out next month showcasing its massive power plant....


On this day: First Flight Of The Airbus A380

On April 27th, 2005, aviation was changed forever. The Airbus A380, which provided unprecedented passenger experience, made its debut flight. Read more:...


Southwest and off to Hawaii: soaring past range in test flight

Southwest has begun conducting test flights to Hawaii as it seeks regulatory approval to start its long-anticipated service to the popular travel destination. The airline carried out a one-time non-stop flight to Honolulu on February 5, 2019, using one of its Boeing 737s with plans to conduct a second flight the following day, and this time, passing the distance limit of its jetliners....


First supersonic business jet on track to fly in 2023

Supersonic jet maker Aerion revealed a concrete timeline for the final stages in the development of its first supersonic business jet – the AS2 – saying it is “on track” for first test flight in 2023. ...


Virgin Australia completes major biojet trial at Brisbane airport

 With the completion of a major biofuel trial at Brisbane Airport (BNE), Virgin Australia and its partners just became the first to supply renewable jet fuel into a commercial airport infrastructure in the country....


History Hour: first flight of Bristol Brabazon Mk.I prototype

On September 4, 1949, prototype Bristol Brabazon Mk.I, G-AGPW, made its first flight at Bristol Filton Aerodrome (UK). ...