All posts in 'Factory Fresh'

China’s AG600 large amphibious aircraft

Posted on April 30th, 2017 · Posted in Factory Fresh

China’s domestically developed AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, took its maiden flight ahead of schedule on Saturday from the southern city of Zhuhai, according to the official Xinhua news agency. The AG600 will be suitable for aerial firefighting dropping 12 tonnes of water, and search and rescue operations for..
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Boeing debuts 787-10 Dreamliner

Posted on February 18th, 2017 · Posted in Factory Fresh

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut today at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. “What’s happening here at Boeing South..
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First Production Scorpion Jet Maiden Flight

Posted on December 24th, 2016 · Posted in Factory Fresh

Textron AirLand, LLC, a Textron Inc. company, today announced the successful maiden flight of the first production conforming Scorpion jet. This program milestone closely follows the recent successful weapons capability exercise on the prototype Scorpion completed in early October. The Scorpion jet is a bold new direction for tactical aircraft..
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B-29 “Doc” Rolled Out After Refurbishment

Posted on March 24th, 2015 · Posted in Factory Fresh

Seventy years ago today in 1945, a B-29, one of 1,644 manufactured in Wichita during World War II, rolled off the assembly line at Boeing and was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces. Today that same aircraft was rolled out and “delivered” again, in commemoration of its restoration and..
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Scorpion Light Attack Jet Almost Ready For Flight – UPDATED

Posted on December 10th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News, Factory Fresh

UPDATED: First Flight Achieved! Textron AirLand, LLC, a joint venture between Textron Inc. and AirLand Enterprises, LLC, announced that the Scorpion Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Strike aircraft completed its first flight at 10:30 AM Central Time. The aircraft took off from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas and conducted..
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Meet The Boeing 777X

Posted on November 18th, 2013 · Posted in Aircraft Hangar, Factory Fresh

The 777X is Boeing’s newest family of twin-aisle airplanes that builds on the passenger-preferred and market-leading 777 and 787 families.

Cessna Citation Sovereign First Flight

Posted on May 1st, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News, Factory Fresh

Cessna’s new Citation Sovereign recently made its first production flight. Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the program last year. The flight of the new Sovereign lasted a little more than two and a half hours and included tests of the Garmin G5000 avionics with auto throttles,..
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Rare Treat, a tour of a brand new Boeing 737-700 Business Jet

Posted on April 16th, 2013 · Posted in Factory Fresh

By Randy Tinseth, Vice President of Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle. The Boeing employees who build our airplanes usually get to see the results of their hard work at different stages of production. But it’s rare that anyone ever gets to see the finished product on the inside—..
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Factory Fresh, the Airbus Military A400M Transport

Posted on March 15th, 2013 · Posted in Factory Fresh

The first production Airbus Military A400M new generation airlifter has made its maiden flight, marking a key milestone towards its delivery to the French Air Force. The aircraft, known as MSN7, took off from Seville, Spain, at 11:48 local time (GMT+1) and landed back in Seville 5 hours and 42..
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Flying The Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Posted on December 10th, 2012 · Posted in Factory Fresh

Aviation Week’s resident test pilot, Fred George, flew the Boeing 787 in November. He was joined in the cockpit by Aviation Week’s cameras.