Category: Flight Tests
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
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’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 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