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A330neo first flight

Watch te first A330neo make its maiden flight over south-western France. The aircraft took off at 9:57am local time on 19 October from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport and was powered by state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans.

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25 October, 2017



Valor begins ground-constrained testing

The Bell V280 Valor prototype aircraft has successfully begun its restrained ground run test operations. The aircraft will continue ground run testing at the Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center in Texas where it will undergo a series of functional tests running all aircraft systems and flight.

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11 October, 2017


 

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Simulated passenger aircraft of the future

The German Aerospace Center has been performing flight tests to simulate and study the flight characteristics of large 'flying wing' configurations to prepare for future aircraft designs. These have been tested and evaluated using DLR's Advanced Technologies Testing Aircraft System (ATTAS) research aircraft.
Although the pilot is flying an aircraft resembling a small passenger plane, it feels like he is sitting in an aircraft with the fuselage and wings blended into a single entity. In addition to conventional mechanical flight controls, ATTAS is also equipped with an electrical flight control system. This allows the researchers to intervene in the flight control system using special hardware and software and give ATTAS the flight characteristics and performance of an entirely different aircraft.
“With its special control technology, ATTAS can behave like other aircrafts while in the air,” said Dirk Leisling, a researcher at the DLR Institute of Flight Systems. “This gives us the opportunity to simulate aircraft that do not even exist yet, and to see where we still need to make improvements.”
 


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