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CH-53K King Stallion Program completes first ‘cross-country’ flight

The CH-53K King Stallion Program successfully completed its first extended ‘cross country’ flight from Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach facility in Florida to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, on June 30, 2017.

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12 July, 2017



Gripen E performs first flight in Sweden

The Gripen E’s first flight is captured in this video which shows preparation, take-off and landing of the fighter.

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21 June, 2017

 

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Google and Facebook are exploring the use of different types of aircraft to provide internet access to remote areas, but which of the following methods is most likely to succeed?

In this Issue - June 2017

The June 2017 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

TESTING TO THE MAX: From maiden voyage to the end of flight testing in just over a year… Boeing sets the pace with the 737 MAX

 

BOUNDARY BREAKER: NASA recently ran the first-ever test of a new jet engine technology that could radically increase fuel efficiency

 

MORE BURN FOR THE BUCK: A series of C-17 flight tests have helped quantify the drag reduction and corresponding fuel savings afforded by temporary aerodynamic finlets and microvanes

 

THE ALL SEEING RED EYE: Via a combination of infrared and augmented reality, one company may have changed the face of nacelle testing

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In this Issue - March 2017

The March 2017 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

SHAKER RESTYLED : NASA needed very different shaker tables for vibration testing part of the space agency’s most advanced and sensitive orbital observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope

 

AGE CONCERN : Non-destructive testing has a critical role to play in maintaining the USAF’s venerable fleet of B-52 bombers

 

CRYSTAL CLEAR : Ice in fuel pipes, pitot tubes, across wing surfaces and inside engines has been the cause of many aviation accidents, with researchers still struggling to crack the fundamental processes of icing

 

HOME STRETCH : Airbus flew its new A350-1000 twin-aisle twinjet for the first time in November 2016, marking the start of a flight test program that will see three prototypes logging 1,600 flight-hours as the new variant prepares for entry into service later this year

 

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In this Issue - December 2016

The December 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

F-35C DT-III : This August, seven F-35Cs could be found arranged on the deck of the USS George Washington, marking the largest carrier contingent of Lightning IIs to operate from a ‘big deck’ large carrier to date, and signaling the third and final phase of developmental test

 

EMBRAER E2 : Embraer has passed through the 25% point in its 2,000-hour E2 trials campaign – its nine-prototype effort should see the next-generation airliner variants enter service in 2018, 2019 and 2020

 

NASA X-57 : Will NASA’s X-57 electric research airplane go down in history as the aircraft that helped define a new, greener, cleaner, electric age of aviation?

 

USAARL : The US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory uses a unique flight simulator and instrumented research helicopter to quantify human factors in combat cockpits

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2017

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COMBINED TEST TEAMS: The Combined Test Team approach improves efficiency through elimination of redundant testing, and is being deployed with increasing success in high-profile projects 

 

AIRBUS Q&A: Gilles Freaud, head of test instrumentation components at Airbus, discusses the testing challenges and trends facing Europe’s largest commercial aircraft manufacturer 

 

FAC CALIMA T-90: History was created earlier this year when the Colombian Air Force conducted wing static testing of its new trainer aircraft, the Calima T-90, marking the first full-scale aircraft test ever undertaken in Colombia

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In this Issue - September 2016

The September 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

GRIPEN E: Smart testing for a smart fighter: the Gripen E is being developed and tested to ensure maximum value and efficiency

 

C-130J WING FATIGUE TEST PROGRAM: The latest testing from the C-130J Hercules Wing Fatigue Test Program (WFTP) has pioneered a number of innovative non-destructive inspection techniques  

 

RAF 41(R) TES: Responsibility for Royal Air Force Tornado and Typhoon operational test and evaluation rests with 41 (Reserve) Test & Evaluation Squadron. Unique for its two-type fleet, engineering and flight test capabilities, it supports an extensive trials program 

 

ELECTRIC & HYBRID AEROSPACE: The world’s first international conference dedicated to the increased electrification of commercial and military aircraft returns to Germany this November 

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In this Issue - June 2016

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ENGINE TESTING: General Electric has built a test cell capable of generating airflow at 1,000psi and 1,500°F, while the Engine Alliance has been busy throwing specially engineered sand into an upgraded GP7200

DATA ACQUISITION: The Australian Defence Force’s Air Warfare Centre has developed a non-intrusive flight test instrumentation solution to flight testing

FATIGUE TESTING: Increased use of composites and hybrid structures has raised concerns with regulators about the adequacy of ‘metal-centric’ standards for fatigue testing

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In this Issue - November/December 2015

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C-SERIES : Bombardier hopes for C Series approval and a US$1bn provincial government investment by year’s end

SUPER SONIC : NASA and other leading aerospace companies and agencies are determined to develop a low sonic boom aircraft – but what are some of the testing challenges involved?

PERLAN 2 : If flying a sailplane to the edge of space isn’t demanding enough, try doing it with a team composed almost exclusively of volunteers!

WEAPONS TESTING : Weapons testing remains complex, challenging and costly; however, BAE Systems’ ongoing effort to integrate the Meteor AAM with the Typhoon fighter provides a good insight into current best practice

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2016

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SUN FLYER : The team behind the solar-electric Sun Flyer flight trainer aircraft reveals the unique test protocols underpinning its development and certification

HERCULES C-130 : Health monitoring is an essential aspect of long-term, full-scale fatigue testing, as borne out by Marshall Aerospace’s long involvement with the Hercules C-130 program for both the RAF and RAAF

GREEN ROTORCRAFT : Politecnico di Milano’s large wind tunnel has been used to assess the drag performance of a heavy-duty helicopter as part of a European project that aims to deliver cleaner skies

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In this Issue - September 2015

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ELECTRIC PLANES : Aerospace Testing International talks to Airbus, NASA and leading universities about the future of electric and hybrid flight and the challenges ahead

PRANDTL-M : Light and flexible, easy to store and cheap to produce: how a new flying wing design being developed by NASA could help man to land on Mars

SIMULATION : The Active Cockpit Rig at BAE Systems’ Warton facility has played a vital role in testing, proving and extending Typhoon capability for almost three decades

ELECTRIC & HYBRID AEROSPACE PREVIEW : Introducing the world’s first international conference dedicated to the increased electrification of commercial and military aircraft

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In this Issue - June 2015

The June 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

SOLAR IMPULSE 2 : Raymond Clerc, mission flight director for Solar Impulse 2, speaks exclusively to Aerospace Testing International about the work that went into proving the human factors critical to the success of this groundbreaking project

TELEMETRY ROOMS : Boeing aircraft operating test flights over northeast Washington state, like their Airbus counterparts in the skies over southwest France, are monitored constantly in telemetry rooms on the ground

FATIGUE TESTING : Finland and Australia collaborate on Hornet fatigue testing

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In this Issue - April 2015

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ALIVE FIRING : Providing cutting-edge test and evaluation support, Redstone Test Center covers aviation, missile and sensors systems, subsystems and components, but one of its prime focuses is on aircraft survivability

THE ORION LADY : Feted by President Obama and lauded across the space world, Julie Kramer White is dedicated to her leading role as chief engineer on the Orion space program. Her accomplishments have helped put NASA back on the map for deep space travel

FIRE SCOUT COMES ABOARD : Shipboard Dynamic Interface testing advances the MQ-8C Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) toward operational sea deployments

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2015

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A HEAD IN THE WIND: DNW is the leading wind tunnel facility in Europe testing the latest aircraft and its managing director predicts a strong future

UNDER PRESSURE: By involving test engineers and pilots earlier in new airliner development programs, Airbus believes it can shorten the airworthiness approval (or certification) process, while providing a more reliable product more quickly

SEE-ALL SIMULATION: The Sky Light Simulator is a next-generation lighting laboratory, in which engineers can ensure that cockpit crew can read essential information in any light

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In this Issue - November/December 2014

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HAWKEYE IFR: THE STORY - It has taken nearly a decade to get as far as initial design capability for the IFR system for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. When the complex system is finally installed, it will double the time an aircraft can spend in the air

WING AND A PRAYER: Composite wings offer savings in weight, assembly effort and maintenance, but their novelty means they are subjected to a far more rigorous test regime than conventional metal airfoils

FRAME GAME: High-speed photography remains a vital tool in stores separation testing. Digital cameras are increasingly the norm, and the photography itself is now used in combination with sophisticated computer analysis

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In this Issue - September 2014

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SHIP SHAPE: After more than a decade in service, BAE Systems Warton’s F-35/Queen Elizabeth class simulator has gained an LSO position – with plans for six further flight control staff in place for First of Class flight trials in 2018

WAITING FOR THE ’BUS: By involving test engineers and pilots earlier in new airliner development programs, Airbus believes it can shorten the airworthiness approval (or certification) process, while providing a more reliable product more quickly

VIEW FINDER: Synthetic vision systems have made the transition from revolutionary to routine in a remarkably short time – now their manufacturers are pushing the technology to do more

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In this Issue - June 2014

The June 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

CLIMATIC CLIMAX: Exposure of the new Airbus A350 XWB to high temperatures and solar radiation in the United Arab Emirates in June completed hot and cold environmental testing of the new twin-aisle twinjet. Senior Airbus engineers discuss the campaign
 

ACCESS II ALTERNATIVES: It was an impressive formation of jets, whichever way you looked at it: a pair of Dassault Falcon bizjets, specially outfitted with research equipment, following in the wake of a four-engine Douglas DC-8 airliner, escorted by a diminutive, 1960s-vintage Canadair T-33 jet trainer
 

WINNING FORMULA: With the first demonstration race having successfully taken place in Spain, Air Race F1 is now set to become a World Series in 2015. We talk to the pilots and the organizer

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In this Issue - April 2014

The April 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

TYPHOON BAE: Andy Pegg, Typhoon flight test manager at BAE Systems, talks about the job, the jet, the test campaigns that continue to expand its capability and even sending personnel to support other programs

TRENT ENGINES: Rolls-Royce is working with Airbus to achieve flight and certification testing on the Airbus A350 XWB with the Trent XWB-variant. It is also developing the Trent 1000-TEN sub-variant for Boeing's 787-10, while continuously providing enhanced technologies for other members of the engine family

SUKHOI: A unique insight into the development of the PAK FA, the Su-35; and next-generation Russian fighter design. This report even gets a glimpse at the Russian take on the West's fighter technology

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2014

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A LESSON IN UAS: A unique graduate program has been set up by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to develop the engineering workforce for unmanned and autonomous systems

CREST OF A WAVE: A research team at Australia's University of Adelaide is developing a new algorithm to reveal comprehensive defect information contained in measured Lamb wave signals, which leads to quantitative inspection of hidden defects

HIGHLY TUNED INSTRUMENT: Modern engine and structural processes mean that measuring sensor systems have to work right from the start to the very end of aircraft testing

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In this Issue - November/December 2013

The November/December 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

LIFE AFTER FIRST FLIGHT: Flight testing of the new Airbus A350 XWB is underway in France - what flight progress has been made since the aircraft first flew in June 2013?

 PART-TIME PILOTS: By 2025 the number of unmanned aerial vehicles in use is predicted to have risen substantially. With new regulations, will they be able to be unmanned at all times or will an OPV be more economically and tactically viable?

NEXT GIANT LEAP...: The largest rocket ever designed by NASA recently passed a key stage in its wind tunnel tests, with a launch set for 2017. Aerospace Testing speaks to the lead aerodynamic test engineer for the program, which will eventually see a human step onto the surface of Mars

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In this Issue - September 2013

The September 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

SPACECRAFT OR AIRCRAFT: He became the first Scotsman in space when piloting SpaceShipOne in 2004. Now David Mackay is the chief pilot of Virgin Galactic, and as the spacecraft enters the next phase of testing, Aerospace Testing International gets an exclusive insight into the progress made so far

HIT THE DUST: A recent helicopter crash test conducted by NASA, the US Navy, the US Army and the FAA hopes to shed new light on seat safety and lightweight composites, while also exploring the value of new testing methods

SAME DIFFERENCE: Dream Chaser vs Space Shuttle: how does Dream Chaser's flight test program compare with that of its bigger brother?

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In this Issue - June 2013

The June 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

F-35 TEST UPDATE: Under the glare of intense media scrutiny, the F-35 has suffered delays, technical problems, political wrangling and escalating budgets. However, according to chief production test pilot Bill Gigliotti, it will be well worth the wait. (by Christopher Hounsfield)

ENGINE TESTING: Testing the big jets is a lengthy and costly business. How do industry leaders General Electric, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce test their high-technology large-aircraft turbofans? (by Paul E Eden)

MISSILE DEFENSE: The US Missile Defense Agency has proved its integrated systems concept in the biggest and most ambitious advanced threat test and raid assault ever: FTI-01. (by Jon Haack)

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In this Issue - March 2013

The March 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

SHOCK TACTICS: Can Boeing get the 787 flying again after its well-documented problems with lithium-ion batteries; and what went wrong with its initial testing?

THE SCIENCE OF VERY FAST: Hypersonics is hitting the headlines as more projects and designs propel test programs forward across the globe. NASA instigated one such academic collaboration that is now seeing advanced progress

BLOWING HOT AND COLD: As climatic chamber technology evolves and continues to be the subject of much investment, don't underestimate the industry's reliance on Mother Nature. Aerospace Testing International looks at future developments in hot and cold aircraft and subcomponent evaluation

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In this Issue - November/December 2012

The November/December 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

TIME FOR CIASTA: Bombardier's CSeries program may be suffering delays, but the manufacturer's revolutionary approach to systems testing is keeping it one step ahead in the flight test game

TOTAL IMPACT: Aerospace Testing International has an exclusive look behind the scenes of one of the most important test experiments in recent decades - the crash into the Mexican desert of a remotely controlled Boeing 727

BREATHE IN NEW LIFE: The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is testing the flight dynamics of gyroplanes, raising the profile of a fascinating technology. Is this the beginning of a new era?

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KRAFT WORK: Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) is arguably the most important aerospace test facility in the world. Aerospace Testing International talks to its chief technologist, scientist, and visionary, Dr Edward M. Kraft

CONVERSION FORCE: The enormous flexibility of load cells that can cope in harsh environments makes them the sophisticated technological weapon in aerospace ground and flight testing

GALE FORCE: INTO THE STORM: One particular unmanned aircraft system development has shown great potential as a platform for collecting in-situ measurements within a tropical cyclone

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In this Issue - September 2012

The September 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

A CLASS ABOVE: Bizjet owners have high expectations - a fact not just reflected in their design and onboard comfort, but also in their testing

BENEFIELD ACOUSTICS FACILITY:  Exclusive interview with BAF's director of operations, Major Clint Armani, about the unique testing capabilities of the world's largest anechoic chamber, located in the Mojave desert at Edwards Air Force Base.

EYES WIDE SHUT:  Pilot fatigue is a major potential safety risk for airlines, but there has been little development work on inflight systems that monitor tiredness in the cockpit - until now

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In this Issue - July 2012

 The March 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

PERSONNEL TRAINERS: An entirely new generation of military training aircraft is fast emerging - and the Hawk T2 is at the forefront of the latest developments

IN THE DRIVING SEAT: Aerospace Testing International talks to the test pilots who ensure new aircraft programs reach a successful conclusion

STAR PROFILE: India has one of the fastest growing aerospace industries in the world. Aerospace testing International examines Its current aircraft test and development programs

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In this Issue - March 2012

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Law of the Land: Given the stresses and strains put on an aircraft’s landing gear, it is imperative that these components are subjected to vigorous testing, both before and during service


Showing Flare: The Italian aerospace research center has developed a novel approach to flight test experiments using an off-the-shelf aircraft

Joint Strike Force: JD McFarlan is the program head for the F-35 joint strike fighter program. He is arguably the most important person involved in military aircraft this decade. Aerospace testing International gets the lowdown on the project – and the man

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In this Issue - November/December 2011

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EURO-VISION: Engage on remote: The US Missile defense agency (MDA) integrated testing has demonstrated its missile defense capabilities for its new european architecture

PERSONAL SPACE: Virgin Galactic’s quest to propel the masses into orbit is continuing, albeit without a date for the first flight. John Challen charts the progress of SpaceShipTwo, the vehicle at the center of the program

SHIPSHAPE: The F-35 recently underwent its inaugural sea trials. The program seems to be on the up and up

 

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2012

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Old Aircraft, New Technology: The German Aerospace Center, DLR, has been able to investigate the handling qualities of a new concept flying wing under real flight conditions using a research tool that began operating 25 years ago

Scale the Power: The challenge for powered wind tunnel testing lies in the large power density that is necessary to realistically simulate the propulsion system

The Future of Unmanned Systems:  New testing techniques and procedures are some of the cutting-edge concepts that will make today the 'New Golden Age of Aviation'

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In this Issue - September 2011

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Enter the dream: Japanese airline ANA has taken delivery of the first revenue-service 787s from Boeing, having been very much involved in the project since the design phase

The early bird: The CATBird will validate the world’s most advanced, comprehensive, and powerful avionics package, for the F-35 LIghtning II

Dazzling results: The Common Infrared Countermeasures competition aims to give US military helicopters lighter, less costly laser-based protection from shoulder-fired missiles. Frank Colucci talked to CIRCM contender ITT Avionics about testing a modular, Open-System solution

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In this Issue - July 2011

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New Light through Old Windows: A new era in manned space flight beckons as the USA moves its program from the public sector to the private

Flying Start: Almost 50 years since their first implementation at Arizona's Sky Harbor airport, flying testbed aircraft are still proving to be an invaluable tool in the testing process

Grand Designs: The proverb says, If God had meant us to fly he'd have given us wings. Yves Rossy, aka Jetman, couldn't disagree more. Here he talks about the design of the wings that took him 3,000ft above the Grand canyon

 

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In this Issue - March 2011

The March 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

What Goes Up, Must Come Down: The first X-37B Operational Test Vehicle landed successfully from orbit in December 2010, and The second craft has just been successfully launched. It is the very latest in reusable space technology, But until now the USAF has been somewhat reluctant to discuss it

The Big Freeze: The dynamic gulfstream/IAI-designed G250 business jet has completed the latest phase of ice trials. the project's chief engineer says this takes it close to final certification

Making a MARTE: The introduction of meta architecture can reduce maintenance and development costs, obsolescence management, and the complex systems for the test bench user for a full helicopter range

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2011

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Winds of Change: Why Hasn’t the Computer Replaced the Wind Tunnel in the development of aeronautical systems?

Bragging About Sensors: JAXA has developed a strain measurement system based on optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR) using fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors


Year of the Catbird: Lockheed Martin’S CATBird is a highly modified Boeing 737-330 designed as an avionics flight testbed aircraft. It is now at mission system flight phase

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In this Issue - November / December 2010

The November/December 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Star Man - Alexei Borisovich Krasnov, head of the Manned Space Flight Program Department at the Federal Space Agency and program manager for the International Space Station, talks exclusively to ATI

Up in the Air? - Tim Ripley visits Woodford, UK, to talk to the flight test team of the BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4 maritime patrol aircraft, a political hot potato

A Fine Blend - The world's first accepted, fully synthetic jet fuel flight on a commercial aircraft was a long time coming for the world's leading developer in synthetic fuels

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In this Issue - September 2010

The September 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Raising the Plane - A focus on the Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area (CIASTA) for the Bombardier CSeries Aircraft

Event Horizon - After nearly four decades There are only two more space shuttle missions. In an exclusive interview, ATI talks to astronaut nicholas Patrick on the past, present, and future of manned space travel

Taking a Stand - NASA Stennis Space Center prepares for the future of rocket engine testing

 

 

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In this Issue - June 2010

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Cover Story: Polar air - Flight trial program of the RNZAF 757 as next generation Antarctic carrier
 

The X-men : Arnold Engineering Development Center test team reacts to the first orbital flight test of X-37. AND the x-51 hits MACH 5
 

Early warning signs : A huge modernization program has kept NATO’s E-3C mission systems at the cutting edge of military capability for the past 28 years
 

Flying the inside groove : The latest rocket-powered test aircraft take just four seconds to get in the air from Ignition. The brink of take-off of the RRL

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In this Issue - March 2010

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COVER STORY : Air-breaking UAS - The Preditor-series Unmanned Aircraft System is the most successful and capable craft of its type. it has evolved through many variations, taking it to the predator C today

The storm chasers: Specially equipped aircraft from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fly directly into hurricanes to obtain essential scientific data. Toughest job in aviation? The team explains

Superiority complex: A Structural Test Facility in the north of England took receipt of a second F-35 airframe. It is now embarking on one of the most complex fatigue test programs undertaken by any facility in the world

 

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2010

The Aerospace Testing International Showcase 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Missile Defense Mechanism : A comprehensive test program for the Ballistic Missile Defense system, comprising a combination of interceptor and sensor systems, is being put in place by the MDA


Hybrid Wing Body Configuration: NASA is developing new technologies and aircraft designs that could lead to greener airliners. To this end, its Efficient Low-Noise Hybrid Wing Body Aircraft is soon to be tested in its Subsonic Wind Tunnel


Clean Sky Initiative: The radical reduction of pollutants and noise are important fields of activity for the Fraunhofer scientists working as part of the European Clean Sky project

 

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In this Issue - December 2009

The December 2009 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

COVER STORY : Chinese airliner to take on the world - A look at the future development of the COMAC 919

COVER STORY : USA - Beechcraft AT-6 - The USAF standard trainer aircraft gets an upgrade that turns it into a fighter

Interview: Thomas Nielsen - The development of the A350 XWB is moving apace. Head of test, Thomas Nielsen says that the program is entering a crucial next phase

Rocket launch escape - As concern about astronaut safety grows, NASA has included a Launch Abort System (LAS) in its Constellation program

UK: Hawk T2 - The Hawk is arguably the most successful jet trainer in the world. The latest T2 takes it a stage further

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In this Issue - June 2009

The June 2009 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:


COVER STORY: Interview: André Borschberg

‘Roadable aircraft’ or flying car: In the March 2008 issue of Aerospace Testing, we revealed that the transition roadable aircraft was set to take to the skies within two years. Just a year later, it made its maiden flight


AD-150 VTOL: With the first flight of the futuristic AD-150 VTOL UAV within sight, its lead engineer reveals details of the test program for the UAV that is destined for the US Marines


Interview: Hans-Elias de Bree, Founder, Microflown technologies

The X-51 scramjet: It won’t be long before a sonic boom echoes across the eastern Pacific when the X-51 WaveRider is dropped from a B-52


Rocket car: A car attached to an ICBM rocket aims to break the sound barrier, and then pass Mach 2. One of its developers is a veteran of land speed record attempts – Waldo Stake

EXPO REVIEW: Aerospace Testing, Munich - As the curtain came down on Aerospace Testing, Design and Manufacturing 2009 in Munich, it was announced that the show would be moving back to Hamburg. A look at some of the highlights in Bavaria.

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In this Issue - March 2009

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REGULARS


V-ROTATE
- The latest stories behind the news, including: US defense cuts with the Next Generation Air Transportation System; resumption of the 787 test program; European certification of Russian amphibian aircraft; and new NASA rockets for the moon

TESTING TALK - Frank Colucci discusses the Sikorsky’s X2 Advancing Blade Concept and the test program

COMPANY BULLETINS - Featuring company news, latest innovations, case studies, and the most up-to-date systems on the market

 

Click here for Correction Notice for TechSAT Company Bulletin "A350 cabin integration"

 

CONTROL COLUMN - Survey Copter is a company that specializes in designing, developing and producing remote-controlled systems to operate in hostile environments

VINTAGE MODELS - The regular look at the amazing people behind incredible machines: Ronald Bishop and the Comet


CIVIL ROTORCRAFT



Sikorsky X2
- The chief engineer of the X2 program discusses the record-breaking helicopter

Interview: Francis Combes - Program director Francis Combes reveals exclusive details about the progress of Eurocopter and Harbin’s latest combined effort, the EC175/Z-15

Bell 429 - Its makers claim it is the most advanced twin-engined helicopter manufactured. Without a doubt, the Bell 429 stands out from the crowd

Flight test: Enstrom - Leading pilot Dennis Kenyon has flown 34 types of helicopter. His journey through 14,000 flying hours has not always been smooth


Black Hornet - In July 2008 the world’s smallest helicopter lifted off. In an exclusive interview, inventor Petter Muren lifts the lid on the Black Hornet

Ditching evaluation - The forced landing of an A320 in the Hudson River was extraordinary. Here, two of the world’s leading experts give an insight into ditching evaluation


GLIDERS



Flight test: Duo Discus X
- Glider pilot Jochen Ewald describes his first flight test of the Schempp-Hirth Duo Discus X glider

Sailplane aerobatics - Forming an aerobatic team and maintaining the airplane are some of the tasks faced by Dutch Glider Aerobatic Team coordinator Erik Houtman

Structural examination
- The first A400m produced for static testing, MSN 5000, used 7,000 strain gauges to verify performance


EXPO PREVIEW



Aerospace Testing, Munich
- Now in its seventh year, Aerospace Testing, Design & Manufacturing is the global meeting place for the aerospace engineering development community

Material stress - Fatigue testing is becoming increasingly important, particularly with modernization programs and avionics upgrades

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