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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

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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16 February, 2018


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Boeing outlines eye-catching flight path

With time to spare in the air, a Boeing test team got creative last week and flew a route that outlined the shape of a 787-8 in the skies above the USA.

The aircraft took off from Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, on August 2, and proceeded to draw the giant outline in the sky above no fewer than 22 US states.

The nose points at the Puget Sound region, home to Boeing Commercial Airplanes; the wings stretch from northern Michigan near the Canadian border to southern Texas; and the tail touches Huntsville, Alabama. The flight plan can be seen using a flight tracking website like Flight Aware.

The 787 Dreamliner is designed to allow carriers to provide more direct flights on long-distance routes.

August 9, 2017

Illustration courtesy of FlightAware

Written by Michael Jones


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