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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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Further MC-21-300 wing box static-testing completed

Static testing of a composite load-bearing wing box on the Irkut MC-21-300 aircraft was completed recently.

The tests, at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI), were intended to confirm wing strength under maximum flight loads to ensure safety compliance for flight testing.

The tests resulted in the wing box withstanding without destruction a load exceeding that determined by the test program. The company regards this as proof of sufficient wing box strength of the MC-21 under maximum flight loads, according to parameters accepted for flight tests. 

November 30, 2017


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