April 23 in aviation: Airbus delivered the first A300-600F aircraft to FedEx; the first flight of the Extra EA-400 monoplane

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April 23, 1919 - The North Sea Aerial Navigation Company conducted a passenger flight between Leeds and Houndslow in a former Blackburn RT.1 military aircraft.

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Other aviation events on April 23.

Airbus delivered the first A300-600F aircraft to FedEx.

On April 23, 1994, Airbus delivered the first of 25 A300-600Fs to specialized package carrier FedEx. This fully loaded version of the aircraft can carry up to a maximum payload of 120.855 lbs within a radius of 1.900 nautical miles.

The first flight of the Extra EA-400.

On 23 April 1996, the first flight of the Extra EA-400, a six-seater single-engine, high-wing monoplane, produced by Extra Flugzeugbau GmbH, took place. The EA-400 is powered by a liquid-cooled Continental Voyager turbocharged piston engine.

The first flight of the Cessna Citation Mustang.

On April 23, 2005, the first flight of the Cessna Citation Mustang took place, a very light jet that was built by Cessna. Launched at the 2002 NBAA Convention, the Model 510 flew for the first time on April 23, 2005. It received FAA certification on September 8, 2006, and was first delivered on November 22.

Production ended in 2017 after 479 planes were built. The 8.645 lb (3.921 kg) MTOW jet was powered by two 615 lbf (1.460 kN) P&WC PW6,5F turbofans and could reach 340 kn (630 km / h), with a range of 1.167 nmi (2.161 km).

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