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Aircraft News

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    18 February 2020
    On Valentines Day the prototype of the Gulfstream G700, registered N700GA (c/n 87001), made its first flight from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.
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    08 February 2020
    The classic A321 is the first of the Airbus narrow body family to have a cargo version. The first converted aircraft made its first flight on 5 February 2020 in Singapore.
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    02 February 2020
    After several postponements - due to inclement weather - the first Boeing 777X made its maiden flight on Saturday 25 January 2020.
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    17 November 2019
    On 7 November 2019 Epic Aircraft received FAA type certification for its all-composite E1000 turboprop single aircraft.
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    24 October 2019
    The best selling single engine turboprop in the world has been substancially improved to create the third generation PC-12 NGX.
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    24 October 2019
    With the first flight of the first SJ30i on 9 October 2019, this fast, long range light business jet is set to get a second life.
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    24 October 2019
    As expected by analists Gulftream has taken the opportunity of the NBAA Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition to announce its answer to thre Bombardier Global 7500.
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    17 October 2019
    Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) and GECAS have jouned forces to create a freighter conversion programme for the Boeing 777-300ER.
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    03 October 2019
    In two days no less than three different new aircraft types received their approval papers!
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    13 July 2019
    At the Paris Air Show in 2019 Airbus announced the much anticipated A321XLR, the extra long range version of the A321neo. 
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    17 November 2018
    The second member of the Airbus A330neo family has made its its flight. This took place on 6 November 2018, from Toulouse-Blagnac, and lasted about four hours.
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    19 October 2018
    At the 2018 NBAA convention Embraer launched two new aircraft, named Praetor 500 and Praetor 600, creating a new product line.
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    04 October 2018
    On Friday 28 September Bombardier received type certification from Transport Canada for the Global 7500. Bombardier expects FAA and EASA certification to follow soon, so that deliveries can start to begin before year-end.
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    23 September 2018
    Gulfstream Aerospace has delivered a special mission aircraft to the United States Navy that is based on the G550.
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    20 August 2018
    Stratos Aircraft has announced that the very light jet formerly known as the Stratos 714 has been further developed following market research and feedback from prospective customers. It is now known as the Stratos 716.

Website updates

  • Boeing updates

    Information
    29 August 2019
    Today we have worked out all the variants of the Boeing 727, 757 and 777. Go check how to recognise them!
  • Search by characteristics make-over

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    10 June 2019
    It has been a while that we last updated the website. We have been working hard on the search by characteristics page. This is now much easier: you just check the characteristics of the aircraft than you are looking for and the results are automatically updated.
  • New additions February

    Information
    10 February 2019
    Finally we found time for an update again. Three new types are ready to be explored: the British Aerospace 125 series, Falcon 10/100 and Falcon 7X/8X.
  • Update 2019 #1

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    07 January 2019
    The first updates of 2019 is a big one. First of all we have added overview pages for aircraft with jet engines mounted on top of the wings. Also details about recognising subtypes of the Ilyushin Il-86 and Il-96 is now available. Check it out!
  • New aircraft types 9 December 2018

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    09 December 2018
    We gradually increase the number of aircraft types for which a full description is available, including how to distinguish subtypes. Today we added the A√©rospatiale Corvette, Airbus A340, Airbus A380, Cessna Citation Sovereign and Citation Latitude.
  • Cruciform tails added

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    25 November 2018
    We are one step closer to having an overview of all multi-jet-engine aircraft in the transport category. From now on all aircraft with a cruficorm tail have been added, so with a horizontal stabiliser attached to the vertical stabiliser somewhere between the fuselage (low, conventional tail) and the top (T-tail).
  • Trijets added

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    28 October 2018
    We are now near having all multi-engine jet transport aircraft included in the search by characteristics page. From now on you can look up the aircraft with three jet engines. Check for yourself what the differences are between for example the Boeing 727 and the Tupolev 154!
  • Search by main aircraft type added

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    22 October 2018
    From now on you cannot only search by the characteristics of the aircraft you are looking for, but also directly by the combination of the manufacturer and the main aircraft type or family. This makes it convenient if you already know the aircraft family and just want to know the exact aircraft type.
  • Embraer 170/190 family added

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    17 October 2018
    Today the details of the different members of the Embraer E-Jet family, the Embraer 170 until the 195, were added. It includes the E2 versions.
  • Cessna 650 & 750 added

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    04 October 2018
    Today two Cessna Citation types were added, the model 650 Citation III and the model 750 Citation. Check them out!
  • Additions 23 September

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    23 September 2018
    Over the last two weeks we have added several overview pages. Check them out via the new 'search by characteristics' page, which is now also operational! Additionally there are now detailed overviews of the Challenger 300/350 and HFB320 Hansajet.
  • Additions 9 September

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    09 September 2018
    A lot of news this time. We have added overview pages for twin jet airplanes with low, swept wings with engines mounted under the wings and a conventional tail, and for T-tailed airplanes with four engines in pairs attached to the rear fuselage. Additionally there are now detailed overviews of the Dassault Mercure and MU-300/Beech 400.
  • Boeing 737 added

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    01 September 2018
    The first jetliner for which a page with all details about the different versions is ready: the Boeing 737!
  • Twin jets, low straight/swept wing & T-tail added

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    31 August 2018
    The second and third overview pages are now ready. One is for all twin jet airplanes with low, straight wings with engines mounted at the rear of the fuselage, and a T-tail. The other is the same except for aircraft with a swept wing.
  • Bombardier Global series added

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    23 August 2018
    The second detailed description concerns the subtypes of the Bombardier Global series, so the Global Express, Global 5000, etc.
  • Twin jets, high wing & T-tail added

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    23 August 2018
    The first overview page was made, for all twin jet airplanes with high wings with engines mounted under the wing, and a T-tail.
  • Gulfstream large cabin jets added

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    21 August 2018
    Today we added a detailed description to recognise all different subtypes of the Gulfstream large cabin jets, so the G-II until G650ER.