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Airbus breaks altitude record in Zephyr test flights
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Airbus has completed successful flight tests of its solar-powered Zephyr S unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), reaching almost three weeks in the air and breaking its altitude record. The final High Altitude Platform System (HAPS) touched down on 13 September in Arizona after completing six flights – four low level and two stratospheric flights. As part

NASA, Joby Aviation begin flying taxi tests in California
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The current tests, which will use electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft manufactured by Joby Aviation, began on Monday and will continue to Friday 10 September.

Boeing 737 MAX off to China for flight testing
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A Boeing 737 MAX departed from the United States on Wednesday to China for its imminent test flight, in hopes of restoring the relationship with one of its key customers.

Slovakian flying car completes 35-minute flight
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The dual-mode car aircraft completed its 142nd milestone flight landing in Bratislava, Slovakia at 6:05 a.m. on 28 June, driven by its creators, Professor Stefan Klein and Anton Zajac.

Boeing 737 MAX 10 completes first successful flight
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Boeing’s largest 737 variant, the MAX 10 jet, completed its first successful flight over the weekend, as part of a comprehensive test program verifying it is safe for entry into service. The flight took off from Renton Field in Washington at 10:07am on Friday, and after a smooth run, the jet successfully landed at 12:38pm

Virgin Galactic postpones latest spaceplane flight test
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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

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