1.) First production units of Cessna TTx aircraft delivered– The Cessna Aircraft Company announced the delivery of the first production units of the Cessna TTx to customers following a ceremony at the company's facility in Independence, Kan. The TTx holds the distinction of being the world’s fastest commercially produced and certified fixed-gear single engine aircraft. [Full story]
2.) Video: X-47B makes history, lands on deck of aircraft carrier - Northrop Grumman Corp. and the U.S. Navy completed the first arrested landing of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System carrier demonstration aircraft on the deck of the USS George H.W. Bush. [Full story]
3.) Video: Flying a brand new F/A-18 Super Hornet - Go behind the scenes with Boeing test pilot, Steve "Bull" Schmidt, as he takes a new F/A-18 Super Hornet up for the plane's first flight. [Full story]
4.) NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal Dayton Air Show crash - On June 22, a Boeing-Stearman airplane (tail number N450JW) impacted the ground at Dayton International Airport in Dayton, Ohio, while Jane Wicker performed a wing walking act. The pilot,Charlie Schwenker, and Wicker were both fatally injured. The airplane was destroyed. [Full story]
5.) Hainan Airlines receives first 787 Dreamliner - The Boeing Company and Hainan Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner in July. The delivery is the first of 10 787s for Hainan Airlines. [Full story]
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