Proud to officially announce we’ve hit our targeted speed for our tech demonstrator Phoenix 2: 136kt (250 +km/h, 155 + mph).
This is meaningful as our target cruise speed at sea level for our confirming aircraft for will be up to: 155 mph / 250 km/h.
Our tech demonstrator hitting this target helps us to demonstrate stability and controllability of the aircraft and control software also in high speed and helps us towards certification of our conforming aircraft by validating our models in the high speed regime. Flight details:
Flight Test Objective: Achieve top speed after full transition
Aircraft: Phoenix 2 Technology Demonstrator
Location: ATLAS Flight test center, Spain