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Airbus completes latest flight tests of high-altitude Zephyr UAS

Airbus Zephyr flight tests
Airbus has completed a new test flight campaign for its Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) in Arizona in the US. The 2020 flight campaign focused on aircraft agility, control and operations to build upon previous campaigns, which Airbus said have proven the day and night stratospheric persistence of the unmanned aerial system (UAS) essential in commercial markets.  This year’s campaign, held during the first three weeks of November, aimed to demonstrate operational flexibility and aircraft agility, particularly testing lower altitude flying and early stage transition to the stratosphere. It also allowed the validation of a new flight planning tool
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