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First Airbus A320neo progresses towards first flight, performs taxi tests

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The first Airbus A320neo (new engine option) is making progress towards its first flight. The test aircraft airframe MSN 6101 (manufacturer’s serial number) test registered F-WNEO powered up its engines and performed taxi tests last week. You can see photos here, here and here Airbus is expecting this aircraft to perform its first flight some time later this month. READ …

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Boeing continues to Improve 737 MAX performance

By BA Staff The Boeing 737 MAX program continues to make steady development progress since reaching Firm Configuration on the 737 MAX 8 in July. Engineers have completed an assessment of the airplane’s performance confirming an additional 1% fuel-efficiency improvement over the 13% already promised to customers. Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager, 737 MAX program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes …

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CFM commences A320neo LEAP-1A engine certification with test run

by BA Staff In a major milestone for the Airbus A320neo (new engine option) family jetliners, CFM International, kicked off its engine certification programme for its LEAP-1A turbofan engine which will power the new aircraft. CFM LEAP-1A turbofan for A320neo on the GE test rig. Photo courtesy Airbus S.A.S. The engine conglomerate conducted the first run of the engine at …

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First Airbus A350XWB ‘MSN1’ enters functional testing

European air-framer Airbus S.A.S. has completed the main structural assembly and system connection of the first A350 XWB aircraft ‘MSN1’, which is also the first flight-test aircraft of this new series. The aircraft pictured moved out of the main assembly hall (Station 40) at A350 XWB Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France. It then entered the adjacent indoor ground test …

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