Tag: prototype

Successful Flight of Natilus Kona Prototype Validates Performance of Unique Blended Wing Body Design

Natilus, an innovative company producing a fleet of highly cost-efficient autonomous cargo aircraft, has successfully completed multiple flights of the subscale prototype of its Kona aircraft. The flight tests mark a significant milestone for Natilus and the autonomous cargo aircraft industry by ...

AVIC SACC manufacturing main deck cargo door for Sine Draco Aviation prototype

Sine Draco Aviation Development Ltd. has announced the selection of AVIC Shenyang Commercial Aircraft Corporation (SACC), located in Shenyang, Liaoning, China, for manufacturing of the main deck cargo door and surround for its prototype A321 passenger to freighter conversion (A321-200 SDF).  ...

Momentum builds for Cessna SkyCourier as second test article takes flight

Textron Aviation today announced the successful flight of its second Cessna SkyCourier flight test article (P1). The milestone flight for the high-wing, large utility aircraft comes just two-and-a-half months after the prototype Cessna SkyCourier first took to the skies on May 17.&nb...

GECAS delivers prototype for 777-300ERSF passenger-to-freighter conversion

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has delivered 777-300ER MSN 32789 to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the prototype passenger-to-freighter conversion for the “Big Twin” program announced last October. Ferrying from Dubai, the aircraft arrived in Tel Aviv today where it will undergo...

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