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flight test

Test of an aircraft, rocket, missile, or other vehicle by actual flight or launching. Flight tests are planned to achieve specific test objectives and gain operational information.
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Synchronizing flight testing goals for different instruments is a major challenge for the aerospace industry.
With three flight test vehicles (FTVs) in flight testing and two remaining FTVs to join shortly, the Global 7000 aircraft program is on track to meet the aircrafts targeted entry-into-service in the second half of 2018.
It was accepted on behalf of the team by Paul Reukauf, former deputy project manager of the X-43A flight testing and currently hypersonics associate project manager at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, and Charles Nichols, also of NASA Dryden; David Warner of the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base; and Lowell Keel, Dale McKill and Edward Poole from ATK GASL, Inc.
The damper's improved performance, confirmed through bench testing, flight testing at Enstrom, as well as field installations, is said to offer operators the benefits of improved performance with a significant reduction in ground feedback and vibration issues.
The new radar, designed to enhance the capabilities of the F/A18 Hornet, is scheduled to enter flight testing at China Lake, Calif.
The rigorous flight testing will lead to the certification of the A350-900 variant by the European EASA and US F airworthiness authorities, prior to entry into service in the second half of 2014 with first operator Qatar Airways.
Northrop Grumman, working with major subcontractor Raytheon, is flight testing the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) which will be installed on the fleet over the next five years.
NYSE: UTX), announced on Tuesday (3 February) that it has completed ground and flight testing of the PurePower PW1000G demonstrator engine.
Jones considered the oblique wing a viable concept after the flight testing, but the aviation industry was cool to the idea, perhaps because of the AD-1's poor flying qualities.