September 30, 2022
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3/12/2004: Maiden Flight of the Embraer ERJ-190

Today in Aviation, the Embraer ERJ-190 aircraft (PP-XMA) from the Brazilian aerospace conglomerate took to the skies for the first time in 2004.

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Embraer ERJ-190

Today in Aviation, the Embraer ERJ-190 aircraft from the Brazilian aerospace conglomerate took to the skies for the first time in 2004.

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3/11/1993: Maiden Flight of the Airbus A321

Today in Aviation, the A321 prototype, F-WWIA, took to the skies for the first time in 1993 from Airbus’ Hamburg Finkenwerder (XFW) plant.

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Today in Aviation: First Flight of Concorde

Today in Aviation, the Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde, the British–French turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner icon, first flew in 1969.

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Today in Aviation: First Flight of the Boeing 757

Today in Aviation, The prototype Boeing 757 (N757A) took to the skies for the first time from Renton Municipal Airport (RNT), Washington, in 1982.

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Today in Aviation: First Flight of the Boeing 747-8F

Today in Aviation, the Boeing 747-8F performed its maiden flight, successfully completing its high-speed and taxiing tests, in 2010.

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Today in Aviation: Lufthansa Forerunner Deutsche Luft Reederei Maiden Flight

Today in Aviation, German airline Deutsche Luft-Reederei (DLR) operated its inaugural flight, a 250 km route between Berlin and Weimar, in 1919.

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Today in Aviation: First Flight of the Convair 880

Today in Aviation, the first example of the initial production version of Model 22 of the Convair 880 made its maiden flight in 1959. The Convair 880 was an American narrow-body jet airliner manufactured by General Dynamics’ Convair division. By being smaller but quicker, a niche that failed to generate demand, it was intended to […]

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Miles M.57 Aerovan

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, the British-built Miles M.57 Aerovan prototype aircraft took to the skies for the first time in 1945. The aircraft took off from the manufacturer’s Woodley Facility, Berkshire, piloted by Tommy Rose. Towards the end of World War II, numerous British aircraft manufacturers looked at creating new civilian airliners to meet […]

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1/29/2020: Boeing 777X Completes Maiden Flight

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, Boeing successfully staged the first flight of the 777X, the world’s largest twin-engined commercial aircraft, in 2020. At 252 ft (77 m) in length, the 777X is the longest commercial jet. Additionally, the airplane’s wingspan, boosted by the world’s largest folding wingtips, will measure 235 ft (72 m), almost the […]

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