Tag: airlifter

Airbus BelugaXL Passes Ground Vibration Test

Reading Time: 1 minute The first BelugaXL has passed the Ground Vibration Test (GVT), a requirement for certification of the aircraft that paves the way towards its maiden flight in summer 2018. The objective of this test is to measure the dynamic behaviour of the aircraft and confirm theoretical models of various flight conditions, such as manoeuvring, flying in […]

Airbus Delivers Two A400M Airlifters to Two Different Nations in One Day

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus has for the first time formally delivered two A400M new generation airlifters to two different nations in one day. The company handed over the aircraft on March 20, to the European Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), in charge of the management of the A400M Programme, representing Germany and France – at a ceremony […]

Russia’s Il-76MD-90A’s First Flying Prototype Passes Initial Trials

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia’s first flying prototype of the Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A airlifter has passed the initial phase of its factory tests with the Aviastar-SP airframer. The airlifter has been ferried to Zhukovsky where Ilyushin’s test facility is located, Aviastar-SP’s press office told TASS today. “En route from Ulyanovsk to Zhukovsky, the crew led by Honored Test Pilot, Hero […]