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Photos: Boeing commences flight test programme of Indian Navy’s P-8I maritime aircraft ahead of December handover

US airframer Boeing commenced the flight test programme on the Indian Navy’s first P-8I aircraft on July 7. Tail number IN320 took off from Boeing Field in Seattle at 0915 local and landing three hours and 49 minutes later after demonstrating flying qualities and handling characteristics. The second P-8I aircraft, tail number IN321 performed its initial flight on July 12. …

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Boeing makes Qatar Airways’ first 787 first flight ahead of Farnborough air show

Boeing has achieved some peace of mind, by making the first flight of Qatar Airways’ first 787 Dreamliner, just ahead of the upcoming Farnborough air show. The airline’s capricious CEO, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, is known for his non-diplomatic criticism, often seen as tantrums, of airframe manufacturers, especially at air shows. Boeing’s competitor Airbus, was at the receiving end of …

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First Charleston, SC built Boeing 787 destined for Air India has first flight

First Charleston, SC, built Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner achieves first flight. LN46 is due to be delivered to Air India. Boeing image.

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner built at their new South Carolina facility, completed its first flight yesterday, even as its destined customer, national carrier, Air India, delayed taking delivery of its first 787 thanks to the on-going strike by its international pilots. Aircraft number 46, which is expected to become VT-ANI when it is delivered to Air India, performed its …

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Korean Air Cargo becomes first airline to operate both Boeing freighters – 747-8F and 777F

Korean Air has become the first airline in the world to operate both freighters from the Boeing stable — the 747-8F and 777F. Three days ago, the national carrier took delivery of the two aircraft at Everett, Washington, USA. Korea’s flagship carrier, a member of the SkyTeam alliance, is also the first Boeing customer to order both the passenger (747-8i) …

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PHOTOS: Sharklets fitted Airbus A320 completes first flight

Airbus has completed the first flight of the company’s A320 development aircraft MSN001 F-WWBA fitted with the new ‘Sharklet’ wing-tip devices. Airbus A320 MSN001 F-WWBA takes off for its first flight equipped with “Sharklets” This flight marks the start of the early flight-test campaign to capture data for fine-tuning the flight control laws required for the fly-by-wire controls, as well …

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Boeing completes the first flight of its 747-8 Intercontinenal

Boeing’s largest passenger jet aircraft the 747-8 Intercontinental or 747-8i successfully completed its first flight earlier today. Painted in the new Sunrise livery of red-orange, a significant departure from Boeing’s traditional blue livery, the aircraft registered N6067E, and designated RC001, lifted-off from runway 34L at Paine Field at Boeing’s Everett factory at 9:59am local (16:59Z, 22:29IST) in front of several …

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Breaking News: Boeing 747-8F makes its first flight

Boeing 501 Heavy Experimental, the ATC call sign of the first flight of the 747-8F lifted off runway 34L of Paine Field in Everett, Washington, USA, at 12:39pm PST (20:39 GMT). Smooth and silent. Congratulations Team Boeing. For live video of the landing, visit the Boeing 747-8 first flight site. Follow the flight live, here. Update 1 N747EX lifts off …

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First flight of Boeing 787 Dreamliner delayed

Boeing has just announced a bombshell; that the first flight of the 787 Dreamliner will be postponed due to a need to reinforce an area within the side-of-body section of the aircraft. The delay appears to be quite long. Boeing announced First flight and first delivery will be rescheduled following the final determination of the required modification and testing plan. …

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