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Stratolaunch High Speed Taxi Test

The aircraft development team for the world’s largest aircraft performed regression testing at the Mojave Air & Space Port on February 24-25, 2018. Ground speeds ranged from 10-40 knots during the test series.

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21 March, 2018

Bell V-280 Valor Reaches 80 Knots

Watch the US military’s next generation tilt-rotor aircraft achieve a flight speed of 80 knots at an altitude of 1,000 feet above ground level during tests.

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27 February, 2018


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Airbus A350-1000 successfully completes hot weather test at Al Ain airport

The A350-1000 test aircraft, MSN065, successfully completed hot weather testing at Al Ain International airport in the UAE.

The tests, which took place from July 4-7, involved the aircraft undergoing extreme weather conditions at temperatures above 40°C. The objective of the tests was to check systems behavior with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on the ground. The aircraft successfully cleared all the set parameters, demonstrating its maturity and readiness to operate in hot weather conditions.

Airbus has been using the Al Ain International Airport as its base for hot weather testing for a number of years now.

The A350-1000 is the new member of the all-new mid-size long-range A350 XWB family, offering unprecedented levels of operating efficiency, low noise and true long-range capability. The A350-1000 features a modified wing trailing-edge, new six-wheel main landing gears and more powerful Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines.

Scheduled to enter into service in the Q4 2017, the aircraft currently has a total of 211 confirmed orders from 12 global customers.

July 12, 2017

Pic: Airbus 2017 – photo by A Doumenjou / master films

Written by Michael Jones


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