Category: Aircraft Focus

Cessna Citation to Test Folding Extra Performance Wing

Cessna Citation to Test Folding Extra Performance Wing

A Cessna Citation VII business jet will be adapted for the first full-scale flight test of Airbus UpNext’s eXtra Performance Wing demonstrator program.  The eXtra Performance Wing demonstrator program has gained regulatory approval for the modifications on a Cessna Citation to test the concept of inflight folding wingtips, and other active control technologies, to improve […]

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AgustaWestland AW109: From the Maiden Flight (Aug 1971) to the Present

AgustaWestland AW109: From the Maiden Flight (Aug 1971) to the Present

The AgustaWestland AW109 is a top-of-the-line, lightweight, twin-engine, multi-purpose helicopter used for charter transport, medevac, search-and-rescue, and military roles. It is known for its speed, ease of control, and aesthetic appearance. With the most advanced navigation and situational awareness technology, and the highest safety through sophisticated avionics, it is capable of operating in the most […]

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Falcon 10X: Leading the Shift to Single Pilot Operations

Falcon 10X: Leading the Shift to Single Pilot Operations

Dassault is at the forefront again, designing its large-cabin, ultra-long-range, Falcon 10X for single-pilot operations in the cruise phase. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency is currently assessing the extended minimum-crew operations (eMCO) concept, which aims to stretch the maximum flight time limitations by prolonging in-flight rest for pilots. If approved, the Falcon 10X, equipped […]

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The Dassault Falcon 8X – a Fuel Efficient and Advanced Business Jet 

The Dassault Falcon 8X – a Fuel Efficient and Advanced Business Jet 

The Falcon 8X is acclaimed for its long-range capacities, made possible by efficient engines, improvements in the wing design, and lower basic operating weight. The trade-off is a lower cruise speed, though this is far outweighed by the advantages. The 8X is smaller than other ultra-long-range business jets in terms of length and fuselage height, but […]

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AgustaWestland AW109 Helicopter: The Hardware of a Successful Aircraft

AgustaWestland AW109 Helicopter: The Hardware of a Successful Aircraft

AgustaWestland has a long history of designing and building helicopters. The company was founded in 1948, and within 5 years had already designed the Agusta-Bell 47G helicopter for civil use. In 1968 they introduced the Wasp, which became one of their most successful aircrafts. More recently, in 2005 they launched the AW109 helicopter to great […]

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