Piaggio Aero has furthered the flight-test regime of its medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) derivative of the P180 Avanti. Flight trials of the aircraft are continuing in Sicily using the first prototype P.1HH Hammerhead demonstrator. According to Piaggio, the company — which is working with Selex ES — has “validated and fine-tuned” the control laws, including augmented modes, flight envelope protection and automatic flight. Automatic ...

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