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Handy Mandi

Crawling robots are beginning to attract attention as a possible fast, safe and low-cost means of completing non-destructive inspection on aerospace structures

Aerodynamic duo

How wind tunnel testing of a Boeing 757 vertical tail has helped prove active flow control can enhance performance

Life after first flight

Flight testing of the new Airbus A350 XWB is underway in France – what flight progress has been made since the aircraft first flew in June 2013?

Where no man has gone before

There will always be one key difference between the testing of an unmanned air system (UAS) and a manned aircraft – the pilot stays firmly on the ground

Tunnel vision

Since NASA contracted Boeing to develop the CST-100 module,

James Johnson, lead test and evaluation manager of the program, has seen the team progress – but also face development challenges along the way

Hit the dust

A recent helicopter crash test conducted by NASA, the US Navy, the US Army and the FAA hopes to shed new light on seat safety and lightweight composites, while also exploring the value of new testing methods

The frame grabbers

So-called ‘frame grabbers’ have helped engineers unravel a complex picture of aerodynamic interactions during the Embraer KC-390’s refueling procedures

Root cause

How Wichita’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) is using a F/A-18 first-generation aircraft to learn more about the aging of composite structures and bonds

Come Together

The US Missile Defense Agency has proved its integrated systems concept in the biggest and most ambitious advanced threat test and raid assault ever: FTI-01

Set the course

Canada’s National Research Council helicopter test pilot Stephan Carignan discusses his exceptional career and what’s next for the rotorcraft industry

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