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Stratolaunch High Speed Taxi Test

The aircraft development team for the world’s largest aircraft performed regression testing at the Mojave Air & Space Port on February 24-25, 2018. Ground speeds ranged from 10-40 knots during the test series.

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21 March, 2018

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


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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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