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  • Airbus Military Completes C-295 AEW&C Prototype First Flight
    Posted by Robert Wall 11:39 AM on Jun 08, 2011

    In advance of the Paris air show, Airbus Military has completed the first flight of its C-295 Airborne Early Warning and Control prototype that is due to make an appearance at the air show.

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    (Photos: Airbus Military)

    The aircraft is to undergo several months of flight trials for Airbus Military to assess how the non-rotating rotodome impacts aircraft handling. A winglet upgrade to extend on station time is also being considered.

    At this point Airbus Military has not taken a decision on a formal program go ahead, and a sensor selection has not been made.

    The company says the aircraft took off on June 7 at 5:16 p.m. in Seville, Spain and landed at 8:04 p.m. local time. Experimental test pilot Alejandro Madurga was the captain and joined by co-pilot Alfonso de Castro, as well as Flight Test Engineer Juan José Baeza, and the Test Flight Engineer Antonio Ojeda.

    Tags: ar99, Airbus, C-295, PAS11

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