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Airbus updates on Skyways urban delivery drone

Airbus Helicopters reports that it plans to start field trials later this year in Singapore of the UAV, which is able to deliver parcels that weigh up to 4kg.

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Chinese firm Ehang announced that it has achieved a series of manned flight tests carrying one and two passengers, including its CEO and government officials.

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Strength test for MRJ

The static strength test aircraft of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) has been transferred from the final-assembly factory at Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works located in Aichi Prefecture to the strength test station to start preparations for the static strength test. The test will start this summer 2014, after preparations have been completed. 

The static strength test is one of the airframe tests to inspect that the aircraft meets safety standards in strength. Two test aircraft are required for airframe tests. One is for static strength test; the other one is for fatigue test. This time the former was transferred. The airframe tests are necessary for type certificate and airworthiness certificate acquisitions, and will be conducted in the presence of Civil Aviation Bureau.


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