Category: Flight Tests

Virgin Galactic postpones latest spaceplane flight test
Flight Tests

Virgin Galactic has announced it will reschedule a flight test into suborbital space that was planned for later this week, in light of regional COVID-19 restrictions. Richard Branson’s space tourism company was intending to conduct the third crewed test flight of its VSS Unity space plane from New Mexico’s Spaceport America between 19 November and […]

German flying taxi startup announces first US ‘vertiport’
Business Aviation

German flying taxi startup Lilium has announced plans to set up its first ‘vertiport’ hub in the United States near Orlando, Florida.  Munich-based Lilium is developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet which can travel distances of up to 300km within one hour on a single charge, as well as its network of […]

Spain unveils plans for flying taxis in Barcelona

ENAIRE, Spain’s air traffic management authority, has officially announced plans to begin demonstrating flying taxis throughout the cities of Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela in 2022. Spain hopes to be the first to see its returned tourists offered a new and novel opportunity to explore the city from above, while removing congestion for the streets […]

Ready to Rise – GE9X

Ready to Rise – GE9X

by WOFA October 29, 2019

A key milestone was achieved at the Boeing Everett factory in Washington in November when engineers completed assembly of the major fuselage sections of the first flight-test B777X, the manufacturer’s latest long-haul, twin-aisle jet.

Airtest: The Piper PA-28 Cherokee Archer LX

This story featuring Dave Unwin's airtest of the Piper PA-28 Cherokee Archer LX first appeared in the August 2019 edition of Australian Aviation.

From the archives: Airtest: Alpha 160A

This story from the Australian Aviation archives is from August 2011, when Owen Zupp took the Alpha 160A on a flight test.

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