Tag Archives: Test Flight

Lockheed Test Pilot Mark Ward Reaches 100 Flight Hours Aboard T-50A

Lockheed Martin test pilot Mark Ward has become the first to fly the T-50A for 100 hours. The company said Wednesday Mark Ward’s T-50A flight was part of the company’s contribution to the U.S. Air Force‘s Advanced Pilot Training competition. Lockheed announced the T-50A’s APT participation in February 2016. The test-flying began November 2016 at the Greenville …

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Report: Northrop Reschedules Global Hawk Flight Test With UTC-Built Sensor

Northrop Grumman has pushed back the test flight of its RQ-4 Global Hawk  unmanned surveillance aircraft equipped with a United Technologies Corp.-built multispectral imaging sensor technology to late January, Inside Defense reported Wednesday. Rachel Karas writes testing of the MS-177 sensor-equipped Global Hawk was originally scheduled to occur in late December. The report said …

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Lockheed, Pilatus Aircraft Complete PC-21 Aircraft Initial Production Test Flight

Lockheed Martin and Pilatus Aircraft have conducted an initial production test flight of the first PC-21 training aircraft as part of the estimated $896.8 million AIR 5428 Pilot Training System Program contract signed in 2015. Lockheed said Thursday it will supply integrated ground-based training technologies and pilot training system project management to support future pilots in Australia’s air …

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