Air-breathing rocket engine passes key initial tests

Feature: Ground force – Laboratory testing for integrated aircraft systems
The laboratories of leading commercial aircraft makers are growing in size and complexity as more testing is carried out on the
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Air-breathing rocket engine passes key initial tests
A key element of Reaction Engine’s SABRE air-breathing rocket engine has successfully passed the first phase of high-temperature
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• It was the first aircraft to have a duralumin skinned fuselage
• It was the first aircraft to have a toilet at the rear
• It was the first aircraft to have the engines mounted above the fuselage

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Twisting in the wind

Researchers are pioneering new testing methods and developing new materials to combat flutter in the next generation of wings


The F-35 Integrated Test Force’s seven weeks aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth has proved compatibility between the ship and jet and paves the way for the first operational cruise in 2021


The environmental testing of drones is a growing business thanks to the increasing number of applications being found for them


GE Aviation has upgraded its testing facilities to deal with the challenges of next-generation engine development

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