UK startup Vertical Aerospace has completed unmanned flight testing of a second full-scale prototype as it works to develop a certifiable electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) air taxi.
The Raider-X coaxial rigid-rotor compound helicopter is a development of the S-97 Raider prototype now in flight testing, but is about 20% larger.
Boeing has demoted Dennis Muilenburg on the board of directors, and giving the chair seat to the company’s leading independent director, David Calhoun, in the wake of the 737 MAX fiasco. Muilenburg will remain president and CEO.
Boeing and Virgin Galactic will work together to develop commercial space access and high-speed exo-atmospheric transport systems under a strategic alliance announced on Oct. 8.
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It’s reasonable to ask why the aviation industry hasn’t made the transition from indicated air speed to Angle of Attack as the primary performance indicator for target V speeds.
The moves are Boeing’s most substantive publicly announced organizational changes since the mid-March 737 MAX grounding.
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Peregrine offers AIM-120 Range and AIM-9X maneuverability in a smaller package.
Aigle Azur CEO Frantz Yvelin has resigned from his post, after facing down a shareholder coup and seeing the airline placed into receivership.
EASA executive director Patrick Ky said there is “still a lot of work to be performed” before Europe’s aviation safety authority will allow the Boeing 737 MAX to return to flight and criticized the way the FAA has allowed Boeing to “auto-certify” the aircraft.