flying test bed


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flying test bed

flying test bed
Transport aircraft acting as flying test bed for a fighter radar.
flying test bed
A flying test bed for an engine under development.
An aircraft, rocket, or other flying vehicle used to carry objects or devices being flight tested.
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Next year will be a busy year for the GE9X program with the start of certification testing and flight testing on GE Aviation's flying test bed. Engine certification is anticipated in 2018.
In June, the PW1200G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet successfully completed its first flight test program, logging 23 flights and 127 hours using a specially designed stub wing on Pratt & Whitney's 747SP flying test bed.
A PW1524G flight test engine was recently delivered to Pratt & Whitney Canada 's Mirabel Aerospace Centre, in Mirabel, Quebec (Canada ) for mounting on the company's flying test bed to begin a second flight test campaign by year end.
The Trent 1000 TEN has already powered tests on the Rolls-Royce Flying Test Bed aircraft, a Boeing 747, at Tucson, Arizona, US, which began in March, and is scheduled to start powering a Boeing 787 on test flights later this year.
The higher-thrust version of the engine, the Trent XWB-97 which powers the Airbus A350-1000, flew for the first time on a flying test bed last November and will enter service in 2017.
The PW1217G engine designed for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft flew on a specially designed stub wing aboard Pratt & Whitney's Boeing 747SP flying test bed at the company's Mirabel Aerospace Centre, in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.
The PW1900G engine model, which was assembled at Pratt & Whitney s Middletown Engine Center in Connecticut, flew on Pratt & Whitney s 747SP flying test bed at the company s Mirabel Flight Test Center, in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.
The program is still waiting for the TP400's flying test bed - a Lockheed Martin C-130 modified by Marshall Airspace - to get airborne.
Its performance has been verified in nearly 60 flight tests conducted in 2014 and 2015 using a business jet as a low-cost flying test bed. As the aircraft travelled at jet cruise speeds, a low-power laser beam was fired through the turret s optical window to measure and verify successful performance in all directions.
The Airbus flight testing reportedly follows Pratt & Whitney's own ground and flight test programme, during which the engine completed approximately 300 hours of ground testing and 12 flights on Pratt & Whitney's Boeing 747SP flying test bed.
Based on the results of these investigations, a true scale measurement system configuration will be proposed that should meet Flight Worthiness specifications of the future flying test bed."
The joint Airbus and Pratt & Whitney flight test programme, which will include 12 flights and around 43 flight hours on Pratt & Whitney's 747SP flying test bed, starts with the first flight today (15 October) and will take place in Toulouse, France on a A340 test aircraft owned by Airbus, following Pratt & Whitney's own ground and flight test programme.