August 15, 2022
Maiden Flight
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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Boeing 707

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the original 707-120 developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes as its first jetliner performed its maiden flight in 1957. The Boeing 707-120 was made from the Boeing 367-80 prototype that the company flew in 1954. Boeing 707 service started regularly on October 26, 1958, with Pan American World Airways, up until […]

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Today in Aviation: Dreamliner Performs Maiden Flight

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, after encountering numerous delays, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner prototype completed its maiden flight in 2009. The Dreamliner is considered innovative and revolutionary because it pushed the envelopes and boundaries in a number of developmental stages, increasing environmental aircraft efficiency while greatly improving the passenger experience. Boeing unveiled its plans for […]

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Today in Aviation: First Flight of the A330

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the first version of the Airbus A330 completed its maiden flight in 1992. Two years later, it would enter service with Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures), a semi-public French domestic airline that later merged with Air France (AF). The aircraft was followed in 1998 by the slightly shorter A330-200 version. The Airbus […]

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Today in Aviation: ANA Makes Maiden Commercial Boeing 787 Flight

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, All Nippon Airways (NH) introduced the wide-body Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ jet into passenger service in 2011. The specially chartered flight, appropriately numbered NH7871, took off from Tokyo’s Narita Airport (NRT) bound for Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The service was flown by JA801A, the eighth Dreamliner off the production line. […]

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Today in Aviation: Pan Am’s Boeing 707 Ushers the Jet Age

MIAMI – It is widely known that the jet age began today in 1958 when, on the first of its regular scheduled flights, a Pan Am Boeing 707 took off from Idlewild Airport (now JFK International Airport) to Paris. The Boeing 707, N711PA, while not the first commercial jetliner in operation, was the first successful […]

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of The Yak-40

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the prototype of the Yakovlev trijet Yak-40 took to the air for the first time in 1966. It would be produced until 1981. The type’s brainchild was the JSC A.S. Yakovlev Design Bureau, a Russian aircraft designer, and manufacturer founded by Soviet aeronautical engineer Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev in 1934. However, some date […]

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of Boeing 747-200

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the much-upgraded passenger variant of the Boeing 747 the -200, took to the skies for the first time in 1970. The Boeing 747-100 had entered service with Pan American on January 22, 1970. From the outset issues with the type’s performance led to demand for a much-upgraded version. This became […]

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Innovation

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity Completes First Fully Crewed Spaceflight

MIAMI – VSS Unity, Virgin Atlantic’s fourth rocket-powered spacecraft, was successfully launched into space today fully crewed with the company’s founder.   Today’s voyage was the VSS Unity’s 22nd test flight and the first with a full crew in the cabin, including the Company’s founder, Sir Richard Branson. According to the aerospace and space travel company, […]

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Embraer History

7/04/1997: First Flight of the ERJ-135

There was a demand for an aircraft that carried fewer than 40 passengers to serve lower density routes. Enter the ERJ-135.

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