Embraer is crowing about the maiden flight of the EMBRAER 190,
the third member of a family of new-generation commercial jets
specifically designed for the untapped 70- to 110-seat market. The
first flight marked the beginning of the EMBRAER 190's flight test
campaign, which will be conducted at Gaviao Peixoto, in the
interior of Sao Paulo state.
The EMBRAER 190, serial number 0001, took off Friday from the
company's Sao Jose dos Campos facility at 10:30 am (local time). In
its 2.45-hour mission, the new aircraft successfully performed a
range of systems validation tests and started the expansion of its
Well, any landing you can walk away from, right? And then there
are those you run away from.
The two pilots aboard FedEx flight 1954 from Newark (NJ) ran
alright, after eight tires on their Airbus A300's main gear blew
out upon landing at Fort Lauderdale (FL) Thursday. Neither was
hurt. Both will probably be telling the story for years,
Virgin USA says Frederick W. Reid will lead the formation of a
Virgin branded future US domestic low fare airline, scheduled to
launch first quarter 2005. In that role Reid will oversee all
operational and executive facets of the airline, including its
upcoming certification process. Reid joins from Delta Air Lines
where he was President and Chief Operating Officer.