All posts in 'Factory Fresh'

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.

The last B-52 Stratofortress built is now 50 years old

Posted on October 28th, 2012 · Posted in Factory Fresh

Today marks 50 years since Boeing delivered its last B-52 Stratofortress to the U.S. Air Force. H-model bomber 61-040 was assigned to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., where it remains in active service. Boeing built 744 B-52s, in eight different models, from 1952 to 1962. The Air Force fleet today..
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Chile’s LAN Airlines Gets New Boeing 787

Posted on August 31st, 2012 · Posted in Factory Fresh

Boeing and LAN Airlines, one of Latin America’s leading passenger and cargo carriers, celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner to LAN making it the first airline in the Americas to receive the new airplane. LAN is only the fourth customer in the world to include the Boeing 787 in..
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Video Tours of the first Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380

Posted on August 22nd, 2012 · Posted in Factory Fresh

The new Malaysia Airline Airbus A380 ferried from Toulouse as flight MH5439, arrived 29 June 2012 to a traditional water salute welcome, followed by a ceremony attended by Minister of Transport, Y.B. Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha, airport and government officials, travel trade and invited guests. The brand new, state-of-the-art..
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