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Principal project pilot

In a new series, Aerospace Testing International talks to chief test pilots about themselves, their experiences, their projects and their achievements. First in the captain’s seat is Peter Chandler, chief test pilot for Airbus

Wing and a prayer

Composite wings offer savings in weight, assembly effort and maintenance, but their novelty means they are subjected to a far more rigorous test regime than conventional metal airfoils

Frame game

High-speed photography remains a vital tool in stores separation testing. Digital cameras are increasingly the norm, and the photography itself is now used in combination with sophisticated computer analysis

Dream departure

Boeing reveals the meticulous steps behind preparing the 787-9 Dreamliner for flight testing

Jump to it

Inside the KTV – the flight test office responsible for evaluating all new equipment and modifications for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-16 fleet

Black magic

How do you test composites? More than just ‘black metal’, these new materials require, and deserve, a whole new approach that takes into account their unique properties

Watch this space

NASA’s commercial crew program is heating up this summer, with a number of critical testing milestones either planned or underway

Winning formula

With the first demonstration race having successfully taken place in Spain, Air Race F1 is now set to become a World Series in 2015. We talk to the pilots and the organizer

Aerodynamic duo

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

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

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